Safi Airways grounded

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill September 9, 2016 11:13

Safi Airways grounded

Afghanistan’s largest private airline, Safi Airways, has been ordered by the Afghan civil aviation authority (ACAA) to pay debts and unpaid taxes of 1.15 billion Afghani ($17.2 million) before it can regain permission to resume services and sell tickets.

Domestic flights have been grounded since Monday September 5, with international flights suspended from September 8.

Safi Airways has been given one month to “pay its debts and taxes through the previously agreed upon terms” or else “the tax department can request seizure and sale of all airline assets via the court”.

Safi Airways operates 74 flights each week to seven domestic and international destinations.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill September 9, 2016 11:13