“Swiss Skies to begin flights between Paris and Kabul”
Tuesday, August 3, 2004
Swiss Skies to begin flights between Paris and Kabul
Zurich, Paris and Kabul, – Swiss Skies AG, a
Swiss air transportation company based in Zurich, announced
today that, beginning 17 September, it will offer new direct
air service between Paris and Kabul. The weekly charter flight
will provide a safe, reliable and quick travel alternative to
Kabul for the staff of donor governments, international
organizations and private companies involved in reconstruction
and humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan.
Swiss Skies has engaged Air Luxor SA, a Portuguese airline,
with 15 years of experience to operate the Airbus A330-322
configured for 42 business and 237 economy class seats. The
airline and aircraft are fully compliant with Joint Aviation
Authority (JAA), the European body responsible for setting high
and consistent standards for civil aviation safety in Europe.
The airline also holds a foreign air operator certificate
issued by the US Department of Transportation, and offers
schedule and charter flights to more than 40 cities, including
New York City.
“Everyone who participates in the reconstruction of Afghanistan
deserves air service that is safe, secure, comfortable and
reliable,” said Waleed Youssef, Swiss Skies’ Managing Director.
“Swiss Skies will provide the only nonstop flight between
Europe and Afghanistan, and will reduce travel time by at least
12 hours for travelers from Europe and the Americas. We chose
Paris because it offers the best connections to a large number
of European and North American cities. We will continue to
explore ways to extend service to Washington D.C. and Geneva.
In the meantime, we have every reason to believe that this
unique service will contribute in a significant way to the
reconstruction of Afghanistan.”
Swiss Skies will introduce extraordinary security measures at
Kabul Airport, which, currently, does not meet international
Swiss Skies’ secure reservations system allows travelers to
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cards. Customers can book directly at www.swissskies.com.
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