Airline

New CEO on board for Afghan airline debut

East Horizon Airlines, Afghanistan’s latest passenger and cargo airline, has announced the appointment of Captain Jahed Azimi as Chief Executive Officer ahead of its operational debut in October 2011.

Captain Azimi will be at the helm of the 100% Afghan-owned operation, which aims to connect all major transit points throughout Afghanistan, with international trade partners to bring widespread commercial benefits to businesses and individuals across the re-emerging country.

A former astronaut candidate and Deputy Minister of the country’s Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation, Captain Azimi also has 20,000 flying hours and 30 years’ experience in the military and commercial aviation sector, including high profile positions as the President of Ariana Afghan Airlines and domestic carrier Kam Air.

Commenting on his new role, Captain Azimi said: “East Horizon Airlines is ready to play its part in Afghanistan’s ambitious reconstruction program and will be linking major transit points with the remotest corners of Afghanistan. Through our hub in Kabul, we can then connect these destinations with regional and international airlines.”

The new airline is already staffed by a team of internationally-trained pilots and ground crew comprising Afghan nationals and a team of international specialists.


“The diverse backgrounds of our multi-national team will allow us to deliver an unprecedented level of aviation services and expertise throughout Afghanistan. As the first passenger and cargo airline certified under the new internationally-compliant Afghanistan aviation standards, we aim to become the country’s preferred and reliable airline operator,” he added.

During phase one of its roll-out plan, East Horizon is currently awaiting the imminent arrival of three new aircraft and aim to start operations by October of 2011, with an expansion plan for the upcoming year 2012.

More Airline
Big jump in international passengers for Saudi Airlines
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 March 2019
New Istanbul airport starts operations
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum

Sydney, Australia

The Powerhouse Museum allows visitors to peek into Sydney's scientific and technological past. 500 Harris Street Tel: (02) 9217 0111. Website: www.phm.gov.au Opening hours: Daily 1000-1700. Admission: A$10; concessions available; some special exhibitions charge an extra entrance fee.   ...

Guinness Brewery and Storehouse

Guinness Brewery and Storehouse

Dublin, Ireland

Nothing says Ireland quite like a cold Guinness.  The harp that graces every bottle is an internationally recognized symbol of Irish culture.  The drink itself is a thick, dark beer known as stout.  Brewing began in 1759 at the Saint James's Gate Brewery by Arthur Guinness.  At the end of that year he signed a 9,000 year lease at £45 per year for the previously unused brewery.&...

Roman Amphitheater

Roman Amphitheater

Amman, Jordan

The amphitheater in downtown Amman is the most magnificent remnant of Amman's Roman past.  It was built around 170AD at the height of the Roman empire, when Amman was known as Philadelphia.  The capacity is upwards of 6,000.  Amphitheaters were the heart of Roman civic life.  Citizens would gather there to watch plays and discuss politics.  The Nymphaeum, an impressive Rom...

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Prague, Czech Republic

A prominent sculpture that has male figures at various stages of aridness descending a staircase; a line runs down the centre counts the victims of torture, exile and death which is quite sobering. Address: foot of Petrin Hill                      ...