New JV formed to provide critical aviation capabilities in Afghanistan
By Ghanizada - Sat Nov 23 2013, 11:49 am
East Horizon Airlines, the latest addition to the list of private airlines in Afghanistan, has partnered with one of the world’s leading providers of aviation and logistics services in a bid to supply badly needed aviation solutions within the remote regions of the country.
East Horizon Airlines and SkyLink Aviation Inc announced their partnership last week, to work as a joint venture.
SkyLink’s President and CEO Mr. David Dacquino announcing the joint venture said, “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, the Canadian based aviation said in a statement.
For the past 5 years to present, SkyLink has been NATO’s first choice for rotary aviation support within Afghanistan.
East Horizon Chief Executive Office, Captain Jahed Azimi said, “We are excited about our new business relationship with SkyLink Aviation as we are confident that it will provide East Horizon with the flexibility to add new destinations which are only reachable by rotary aircraft.”
East Horizon is the first airline established in compliance with the new rules and regulations of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority.
Through its unique network, it is the only airline that connects the remote provinces to the capital. East Horizon serves the government, business and local communities, and plans to expand its current network reach.