DOHA, Sep 10 (Reuters) - The first international commercial flight since the end of last month's chaotic Western airlift from Afghanistan left Kabul airport on Thursday, officials said.

The flight, operated by state-owned Qatar Airways, later landed at Doha's Hamad International Airport, Al Jazeera news channel reported.

"We managed to fly the first plane with passengers just an hour ago," Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said in Islamabad, thanking Taliban leaders for helping reopen the airport.

The passengers included U.S., Canadian, Ukrainian, German and British citizens, Reuters reported citing a source with knowledge of the matter.