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Ariana Airline Posts Annual Profit For The First Time

Recently Ariana officials were accused of taking bribes from a contractor that was supposed to build a new compound for Ariana in Kabul.

 Helped by Hajj operations and government support, Afghanistan’s only national carrier—Ariana Afghan Airline (AAA) - reportedly earned $4.5 million USD from last year’s Hajj operations which was previously handled by private airlines.
 
According to some Ariana officials, in addition to the record profit from the Hajj operation, Ariana also made a $2 million USD savings on expenditures – the first in recent years.  
 
“If you assess the previous ten years record of this company, this company always operated at a loss, but this is the first time that the company showed a profit,” said Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai, deputy financial chief of Ariana.
 
Meanwhile, the company has also advocated that the Afghan government invests $50 million USD in Ariana so that it can carry out its five year plan, saying this will help Ariana increase its profits to $100 million USD in the next five years.  
 
Ariana is also expected to purchase two new jets from the money it saved.
 
“We are trying to purchase new planes for our routes and increase our capacity of flights and successfully complete Hajj operations in the coming years,” said Amin Ayazi, Ariana's deputy head of administrative affairs.
 
Responding to accusations of some Ariana employees accepting bribes, the airline officials dismissed the claims.
 
Recently Ariana officials were accused of taking bribes from a contractor that was supposed to build a new compound for Ariana in Kabul.  
 
They said construction of the compound would be put out for tender.

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Ariana Airline Posts Annual Profit For The First Time

Recently Ariana officials were accused of taking bribes from a contractor that was supposed to build a new compound for Ariana in Kabul.

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 Helped by Hajj operations and government support, Afghanistan’s only national carrier—Ariana Afghan Airline (AAA) - reportedly earned $4.5 million USD from last year’s Hajj operations which was previously handled by private airlines.
 
According to some Ariana officials, in addition to the record profit from the Hajj operation, Ariana also made a $2 million USD savings on expenditures – the first in recent years.  
 
“If you assess the previous ten years record of this company, this company always operated at a loss, but this is the first time that the company showed a profit,” said Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai, deputy financial chief of Ariana.
 
Meanwhile, the company has also advocated that the Afghan government invests $50 million USD in Ariana so that it can carry out its five year plan, saying this will help Ariana increase its profits to $100 million USD in the next five years.  
 
Ariana is also expected to purchase two new jets from the money it saved.
 
“We are trying to purchase new planes for our routes and increase our capacity of flights and successfully complete Hajj operations in the coming years,” said Amin Ayazi, Ariana's deputy head of administrative affairs.
 
Responding to accusations of some Ariana employees accepting bribes, the airline officials dismissed the claims.
 
Recently Ariana officials were accused of taking bribes from a contractor that was supposed to build a new compound for Ariana in Kabul.  
 
They said construction of the compound would be put out for tender.

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