Turkish Airlines officials said they will resume Kabul-Istanbul flights on Wednesday, but to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, they limited their schedule to four flights a week.
The flights were stopped due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Afghanistan and the world, which affected the aviation sector globally.
Turkish Airlines will be the first aviation company that resumes its flights from Kabul to Turkey after almost three months. The flights are under special health measures, according to officials of the airline company.
“We have reduced the ticket prices up to 50 percent to help the people,” said Hamidullah Salehi, marketing officer at the Turkish Airlines office in Kabul. “Right now, the one-way ticket price to Istanbul is $230.”
Afghan officials said that local aviation companies have also resumed their abroad flights.
“We have imposed mandatory measures for health safety in order to begin our flights. Local companies have also resumed their flights,” said Mohammad Qasim Wafaeezada, head of Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority.