Flydubai has decided to reinstate flights between Kabul and the United Arab Emirates following a two-year suspension, a statement by Taliban-run Afghanistan’s Consulate General in Dubai said as quoted by local media.
Flight operations are slated to recommence next month, potentially as early as November 15, said the statement.
The decision to resume Flydubai flights is hailed as a significant and critical move, as expressed in the statement.
After the fall of the previous government in August 2021, many international airlines halted their operations in Afghanistan.
Right now, two local airlines, Ariana Airlines and Kam Air are operating in the country, but there have been many complaints by passengers about a high increase in tickets for flights between Kabul and Dubai.
Based on information available online, the cost for one passenger in economic class from Kabul to Dubai is around $450, much higher than its cost two years back.
Moreover, flights between Kabul and Islamabad have skyrocketed to an unprecedented $1,300 for each passenger as per information available online.