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Air Arabia to Resume Flights to Afghanistan

Air Arabia, a low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates, will resume flights to Afghanistan on January 20, 2024.

The airline’s website shows that passengers from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and Istanbul, Turkey, can book flights to Kabul from January 20.

According to the airline, the one-way fare from Kabul to Sharjah starts at $269. Sharjah is currently the only city in the UAE that passengers can fly to on Air Arabia.

The cost of flights to Istanbul and three other Turkish cities, including Antalya, starts at $409.

The resumption of Air Arabia’s flights to Afghanistan is a significant development for the country’s aviation industry. It will provide Afghans with more options for travel and will also help to boost the country’s economy.

The Taliban government has been working to restore Afghanistan’s infrastructure and economy since taking control of the country in August 2021. The resumption of international flights is a sign of progress in these efforts.

Air Arabia is the second airline to announce plans to resume flights to Afghanistan. Fly Dubai, a UAE-based airline, began flights to Kabul in November 2023