The United States and allies are hurrying to evacuate as many people from Afghanistan as possible before an August 31 deadline. The combined effort has evacuated about 113,500 people since August 14, the day before the Taliban entered
Two Kenyan registered aircrafts; Boeing 727-200F 5Y-IRE and 727-200F 5Y-GMA have been at the centre of the airlift from Hamid Karzai International Airport.
The planes are part of the Safe Air Company fleet based in Wilson Airport, Nairobi. They often provide commercial air transport services to commercial clients in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Safe Air has in the past also delivered humanitarian assistance to remote locations in the East, Central and South of Africa.