Safi Airways is an Afghan airline and was founded in 2006 by Abdul Rahim Safi, an Afghan businessman. The privately held airline has its headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is the first privately held air carrier in Afghanistan.
In 2009, Safi Airways commenced operations between the Afghan capital Kabul and Frankfurt, Germany. This service was suspended in November 2010 due to an EU ban barring all Afghan carriers from flying into Europe. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) conducted an audit on Safi Airways in February 2012, which the airline passed; it was the first Afghan airline to qualify for a passenger airline certification.