|Operating bases||Kabul International Airport|
|Secondary hubs||Dubai International Airport|
|Focus cities||Kabul, Dubai, Jeddah, New Delhi|
|Frequent-flyer program||Saffron Rewards|
|Company slogan||The International Airline of Afghanistan|
|Parent company||Safi Airways Ltd|
Ghulam Hazrat Safi (Chairman)|
Zaidan Khalifat (Deputy CEO)
Joshua G. Bustos (Chief Commercial Officer)
Dubai and Kabul-based Safi Airways Co. (Pashto: صافي هوايي شرکت; Persian: خطوط هوایی صافی) is the first and largest privately owned airline from Afghanistan. It is a subsidiary of the Safi Group and was founded in 2006 by its current chairman and CEO, Ghulam Hazrat Safi. The airline has its headquarters in Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul, Afghanistan, an administrative office in the Dubai Airport Free Zone, and a downtown ticketing office in Deira, United Arab Emirates. It is the first Afghan airline to operate in compliance with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements, IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).
On 15 June 2009, Safi Airways commenced operations between the Afghan capital, Kabul, and Frankfurt, Germany. This service was suspended on 24 November 2010 due to an EU ban barring all Afghan carriers from flying into Europe.
On 5 November 2009, Safi Airways took delivery of an Airbus A340-311 aircraft, which was phased out after suspension of the Frankfurt route due to the EU ban.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) conducted an audit on Safi Airways in February 2012, which the airline passed; it was the first Afghan airline to qualify for a passenger airline certification.
|Afghanistan||Herat||Herat International Airport|
|Afghanistan||Kabul||Hamid Karzai International Airport||Hub|
|Afghanistan||Kandahar||Maulana Jalaluddin Balkhi International Airport|
|Afghanistan||Mazar-i-Sharif||Kandahar International Airport|
|Bahrain||Manama||Bahrain International Airport||Terminated|
|India||Delhi||Indira Gandhi International Airport|
|Iran||Mashhad||Mashhad International Airport|
|Kuwait||Kuwait City||Kuwait International Airport||Terminated|
|Pakistan||Islamabad||Benazir Bhutto International Airport||Terminated|
|Pakistan||Islamabad||Islamabad International Airport|
|Saudi Arabia||Jeddah||King Abdulaziz International Airport|
|United Arab Emirates||Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi International Airport||Terminated|
|United Arab Emirates||Dubai||Dubai International Airport|
|Airbus A320-200||1||—||12||132||144||leased from Terra Avia|
|Fokker F100||1||—||?||?||?||leased from Bek Air|
Safi Airways previously operated the following aircraft:
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- Safi ends A319 operations
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