East Horizon Airlines (Kabul) and SkyLink Aviation Inc. are pleased to announce that they have come together in a joint venture to provide critical capabilities in support of the Afghan First Program. The youngest Afghanistan airline has partnered with one of the world’s leading providers of aviation and logistics services to supply badly needed aviation solutions within Afghanistan.
SkyLink’s President and CEO Mr. David Dacquino, says: “Our partnership will combine SkyLink’s 10 years of experience operating in Afghanistan, primarily with rotary wing aircraft, with East Horizon’s fixed wing scheduled services within Afghanistan.”
SkyLink has been in the aviation business since 1989 and has operated in more than 75 countries and has served a diverse customer base to include governments, NGOs and commercial clients. For the past 5 years to present, SkyLink has been NATO’s first choice for rotary aviation support within Afghanistan.
East Horizon describes itself on its website:
Easat Horizon Airlines is a private, one hundred percent Afghan-owned airlines, managed by seasoned expert and staffed by skilled young professionals. We are an integrated company with a diversified portfolio that includes various travel verticals. East Horizon Airlines is the first Afghan carrier that is established under the new rules and regulations of Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation.
East Horizon Airlines operates scheduled/non-scheduled Passengers / Cargo flights using aircrafts that meet International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) safety requirements.
Our business is based on the current and projected market demands to those destinations where adequate air servicers are thus far unavailable.
East Horizon Airlines recognizes that connecting Kabul to remote and under-serviced destinations is vital to improving governance and expanding development projects. We envision a gradual and solid growth, starting with a compact company that provides safe and reliable passenger/cargo air services. In the first phase, we are connecting Kabul to under-serviced and remote destinations within Afghanistan. More travel points will be added as East Horizon Airlines moves on with its expansion plan. An integral part of our vision is to introduce a young and talented generation of Afghans to the contemporary international standards of civil aviation practices and to produce professional cadres equipped with the latest aviation technical knowledge and ethical standards.
East Horizon Airlines provides passenger, cargo and charter services operated as per international safety standards and professional civil aviation practices.
Our diversified portfolio includes provision of full tourism services. East Horizon’s Travel and Tourism section offers various all-inclusive tour packages to Afghanistan’s historical and cultural destinations. East Horizon Airlines is committed to offering high quality services with competitive prices to establish a solid and long-lasting air services business.
The relatively new airline commenced scheduled passenger operations on November 26, 2012 from Kabul with a single Antonov An-24 registered as YA-EHD. Previously in February 2012 cargo operations were started with a leased Hawker Siddeley HS.748. Recently East Horizon was wet leasing a Boeing 737-300 (A6-ESS) from Eastern Skyjets and a DC-9-83 (UR-CLY) from Barvo Air per ch-aviation.
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