Safi Airways of Afghanistan will launch its first intercontinental route, a thrice-weekly nonstop Kabul-Frankfurt service, on June 15. The privately owned carrier, established in 2006, will use a two-class, 196-seat 767-200ER on the route. Safi plans to join the principal international GDSs next month. It currently flies to Kabul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Sharjah, Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-e-Sherif. Virgin America yesterday launched five-times-daily San Francisco-Orange County service. SNA ...

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