The low-cost airline flydubai announced flights to Kabul, becoming the first international airline to resume services since the chaotic withdrawal of American forces in 2021.
The low-cost carrier will operate a twice-daily service from Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport (DXB). In its press release, it indicates having created a “growing network of more than 115 destinations in 54 countries served by a young and efficient fleet of 78 Boeing 737 “.
The airlift of more than 120,000 people from Kabul airport marked the end of 20 years of occupation by American forces after the attacks of September 11, 2001. A suicide attack on the outskirts of the airporttargeting crowds desperate to flee the country, killed more than 170 people on August 26, 2021, including 13 American soldiers.