First flight of PIA lands in Kandahar

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PESHAWAR: A plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with 21 passengers on board landed at Kandahar Airport on Tuesday to start a new service between Quetta and Kandahar.

According to an Afghan Islamic Press dispatch, a ceremony was held at the Kandahar airport when the plane landed. It was attended by Kandahar Governor Toryalay Wessa, Pakistan’s Consul General Farmanullah Yousafzai and Afghanistan’s Consul General in Quetta and other officials.

Terming the air travel as a sign of friendship between the two countries, participants of the ceremony hoped it would expand the trade relations between the two neighbouring countries.

Nasrullah Zaheer, head of Kandahar Chamber of Commerce, said the traders were facing travel problems and their consignments could not be transported in time due to various hurdles on the roads.

Director of Kandahar Transport and Civil Aviation, Najeebullah Ahmadi, said two flights would be made in a week between Quetta and Kandahar. The official said that Aryana Afghan Airlines would also launch flights for Quetta while a bus service was also expected to be started soon between Quetta and Kandahar.


Courtesy: The News



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