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Turkish Airlines Resumes Istanbul – Kabul Flights

Turkish Airlines has announced it will resume flights to Afghanistan on May 21, after a hiatus following the US withdrawal in 2021.

The airline will offer service between Istanbul and Kabul four times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

The resumption comes after a suspension of nearly three years and is part of a broader trend of airlines restarting services to Afghanistan. Fly Dubai and Air Arabia have also recently resumed their flights, signaling a gradual revival of the Afghan aviation sector.

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation has confirmed that the country’s airports are prepared for the resumption of these flights. Spokesman Imamuddin Ahmadi assured that both national and international airports in Afghanistan are equipped with the necessary facilities and comply with international standards.

Turkish Airlines’ decision marks a significant milestone in Afghanistan’s efforts to restore international air links disrupted by political changes in 2021. The last flight by Turkish Airlines from Kabul took place on August 14, 2021, just before the country’s political landscape dramatically changed.

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