The rise and rise of Kam Air is the story of perseverance and dedication to provide top quality air service to Afghanistan.
With the comprehensive International Air Transport Association, Operational Safety Audit completed the airline is now looking to expand with flights to the US, UK, Iraq, Germany, China and Azerbaijan on the radar.
The IOSA audit, the industry’s most comprehensive safety audit took one year in preparation and passing of all of the formalities. The airline’s pilots receive their training through certified and appropriately approved outsourced training organizations, including simulator training.
Captain Ravil Aksianov Chief Executive Officer and Accountable Manager said that Kam Air has always considered the safety and security of passengers as its utmost priority.
“We are delighted to announce that we are now an IOSA registered airline, the first operator in Afghanistan to be certified as such, and we will continue working hard to ensure we maintain the highest levels of operational safety and security.”
The airline fleet is made up of four A340-300s, and six Boeing 737s with two ATR 42-500s. Future plans call for the purchase of 747 freighters.
Kam Air was Afghanistan’s first private commercial airline and is owned by its founder, Mr. Zamaray Kamgar, the well-respected Afghan businessman.
Since its foundation, the airline has enjoyed impressive growth and it carries more than a million passengers each year. But the airline’s mantra is to prioritize passenger demands over profit maximization.
Kam Air has played a major role in the development of Kabul as an important transport hub in the region, supporting Afghanistan’s commercial, industrial and tourism sectors.
The airline offers direct international services from Kabul to: Kuwait; Ankara; Dushanbe; Islamabad; Istanbul; Jeddah; New Delhi; Sharjah; and Tashkent.
It also connects Kabul to 12 domestic destinations: Khost, Bamyan; Bost; Chaghcharan; Faizabad; Farah; Herat; Kandahar; Maimana; Mazar-e-Sharif; Tirinkot and Zaranj.
Kam Air also offers direct international flights from Herat, Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif to: Jeddah; and New Delhi, as well as smooth connections to other international destinations through its hub at Kabul.
Kam Air currently has interline arrangements with APG Airlines, Hahn Air, Air India, Air Vistara, Fly Nas, Qatar Airways, Onur Air, Air Arabia and Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Kam Air has an impressive list of clients that include international NGOs such as: Danish Refugee Council; Norwegian Refugee Council; Save the Children; The Asia Foundation; Geneva Call and the Swedish Committee.
Kam Air also provides essential cargo and passenger charter flights to the Afghan Presidency, ANSF, the German Embassy, Tetra-Tech GSSP, the US Army, and the US Embassy, as well as to private companies and NGOs in both Afghanistan and internationally.
The airline’s philosophy is one of continuous improvement and the airline has ambitious plans for the future.
Central to its growth strategy, Kam Air intends to expand its international network and is evaluating potential new routes to: Azerbaijan (Baku); China (Hangzhou and Urumqi); Germany (Frankfurt); Iraq (Baghdad and Najaf); the United Kingdom (London); and the United States.