Sunday, December 25, 2011 – Private Afghan Airlines in Afghanistan on Saturday expressed concerns on government’s decision to allow foreign airlines to operate in Afghanistan.

They also warned that the private airlines will become bankcrupt in a very short period of time if the government allow the foreign airlines to operate in Afghanistan.

This comes as the Afghan cabinet recently announced to consider the foreign airlines to operate in Afghanistan.

The Afghan government believes that the move will create competition among the airlines in Afghanistan which will lead to the betterment of airlines services in the country.

Currently Afghanistan is being served by 3 airlines including the The Afghan Ariana Airlines, Safi Airways and Kam Air.

In the meantime chief of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries Qurban Haqjo said, the government’s decision to allow foreign airlines will lead to the bankruptcy of the private domestic airlines in the country.

Domestic airlines operating in Afghanistan expressed concerns for being weaker as compared to the foreign airlines and urged the Afghan government to support the private sector in Afghanistan by arranging special privileges and implementing special laws and regulations that boosts the capabilities of the private sector in the country.

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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.