List of airports in Afghanistan

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Airport
An airport is a location where aircraft such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. Aircraft may be stored or maintained at an airport...

s in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

, grouped by type and sorted by location.

Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 has two major air gateways
Airport
An airport is a location where aircraft such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. Aircraft may be stored or maintained at an airport...

: Kabul International Airport
Kabul International Airport
-Facilities:The airport has two terminal buildings, the modern for international flights and the Soviet built one for domestic flights. Several hangars along the runway are for military aircraft...

, serving the capital, and Kandahar International Airport, serving the south of the country. The two airports were operated in the past under instrument flight rules
Instrument flight rules
Instrument flight rules are one of two sets of regulations governing all aspects of civil aviation aircraft operations; the other are visual flight rules ....

 with day and night operations. Four major domestic airport
Domestic airport
A domestic airport is an airport which handles only domestic flights or flights within the same country. Domestic airports don't have customs and immigration facilities and are therefore incapable of handling flights to or from a foreign airport....

s with airside pavements
Runway
According to ICAO a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and take-off of aircraft." Runways may be a man-made surface or a natural surface .- Orientation and dimensions :Runways are named by a number between 01 and 36, which is generally one tenth...

 provide air connection to the major cities. In addition, 16 regional domestic airports are spread over the country serving the smaller, more remote areas. These airports have mainly gravel
Gravel
Gravel is composed of unconsolidated rock fragments that have a general particle size range and include size classes from granule- to boulder-sized fragments. Gravel can be sub-categorized into granule and cobble...

led airside facilities and operate under visual flight rules
Visual flight rules
Visual flight rules are a set of regulations which allow a pilot to operate an aircraft in weather conditions generally clear enough to allow the pilot to see where the aircraft is going. Specifically, the weather must be better than basic VFR weather minimums, as specified in the rules of the...

.

Airports

City served Province
Provinces of Afghanistan
The provinces of Afghanistan are the primary administrative divisions of Afghanistan. As of 2004, there are thirty-four provinces in the country. Each province is further divided into smaller districts....

ICAO
ICAO airport code
The ICAO airport code or location indicator is a four-character alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. These codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization, and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators.The ICAO codes are used by air traffic...

IATA
IATA airport code
An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association...

Airport name Runway Elev. (m)
 International airports
Kabul
Kabul
Kabul , spelt Caubul in some classic literatures, is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan. It is also the capital of the Kabul Province, located in the eastern section of Afghanistan...

Kabul
Kabul Province
Kābul , situated in the east of the country, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. The capital of the province is Kabul City, which is also Afghanistan's capital. The population of Kabul province is 3.5 million people as of 2009, of which almost 80 percent live in the urban areas...

OAKB KBL Kabul International Airport
Kabul International Airport
-Facilities:The airport has two terminal buildings, the modern for international flights and the Soviet built one for domestic flights. Several hangars along the runway are for military aircraft...

11/29: 3500 × 50 m, Concrete 1789
Kandahar
Kandahar
Kandahar is the second largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 512,200 as of 2011. It is the capital of Kandahar Province, located in the south of the country at about 1,005 m above sea level...

Kandahar
Kandahar Province
Kandahar or Qandahar is one of the largest of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is located in southern Afghanistan, between Helmand, Oruzgan and Zabul provinces. Its capital is the city of Kandahar, which is located on the Arghandab River. The province has a population of nearly...

OAKN KDH Kandahar International Airport 05/23: 3200 × 45 m, Asphalt 1015
 Major domestic airports
Herat
Herat
Herāt is the capital of Herat province in Afghanistan. It is the third largest city of Afghanistan, with a population of about 397,456 as of 2006. It is situated in the valley of the Hari River, which flows from the mountains of central Afghanistan to the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan...

Herat
Herat Province
Herat is one the 34 provinces of Afghanistan; together with Badghis, Farah, and Ghor provinces, it makes up the South-western region of the country...

OAHR HEA Herat Airport 01/19: 2571 × 46 m, Asphalt 1004
Jalalabad
Jalalabad
Jalalabad , formerly called Adinapour, as documented by the 7th century Hsüan-tsang, is a city in eastern Afghanistan. Located at the junction of the Kabul River and Kunar River near the Laghman valley, Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar province. It is linked by approximately of highway with...

Nangarhar
Nangarhar Province
Nangarhar is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan in the east of the country. Its capital is the city of Jalalabad. The population of the province is 1,334,000, which consists mainly of ethnic Pashtuns with a sizable community of Arabs and Pashais....

OAJL JAA Jalalabad Airport
Jalalabad Airport
-External links:*...

13/31: 2218 × 45 m, Asphalt 553
Kunduz
Kunduz
Kunduz also known as Kundûz, Qonduz, Qondûz, Konduz, Kondûz, Kondoz, or Qhunduz is a city in northern Afghanistan, the capital of Kunduz Province. It is linked by highways with Mazari Sharif to the west, Kabul to the south and Tajikistan's border to the north...

Kunduz OAUZ UND Kunduz Airport
Kunduz Airport
Kunduz Airport is located 5 miles south southeast of Kunduz city, 14 km west of Khan Abad, 40 km south of the Oxus River and 53 km south of the Tajikistan border...

11/29: 2007 × 45 m, Asphalt 448
Mazar-i-Sharif Balkh
Balkh Province
Balkh is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country and its name derives from the ancient city of Balkh, near the modern town...

OAMS MZR Mazar-i-Sharif Airport 06/24: 3272 × 46 m, Asphalt 391
 Regional domestic airports
Bamyan Bamyan OABN BIN Bamyan Airport
Bamyan Airport
Bamyan Airport is an airport serving the city of Bamyan in Afghanistan.-See also:*List of airports in Afghanistan...

07/25: 2595 × 23 m, Gravel 2591
Lashkar Gah (Bost) Helmand
Helmand Province
Helmand is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the southwest of the country. Its capital is Lashkar Gah. The Helmand River flows through the mainly desert region, providing water for irrigation....

OABT BST Bost Airport
Bost Airport
Bost Airport is located on the east bank of the Helmand River in Afghanistan, north of the junction of the Helmand and Arghandab rivers. The Airport was established in 1957 with the assistance of the United States. In 2008, a large project commenced to rehabilitate the current airport as well as...

18/36: 2332 × 45 m, Asphalt 751
Chaghcharan
Chaghcharan
Chaghcharān , in historical literature as Chakhcherān, formerly known as Ahangaran, is a town and district in central Afghanistan, which serves as the capital of Ghor Province...

Ghōr OACC CCN Chaghcharan Airport
Chaghcharan Airport
Chaghcharan Airport is an airport serving the city of Chaghcharan in Ghor Province, Afghanistan.It is located north and west of the Hari River, one mile east/northeast of Chaghcharan...

06/24: 1524 × 18 m, Gravel 2276
Darwaz OADZ DAZ Darwaz Airport 09/27: 654 × 32 m, Gravel 1533
Fayzabad
Fayzabad, Badakhshan
See also: Faizabad Fayzabad is the provincial capital and largest city in Badakhshan Province, in northern Afghanistan, with around 50,000 people. It is situated in Fayzabad District and is at an altitude of 1,200 m. It is located in the northeast of Afghanistan, on the River Kokcha...

Badakhshan
Badakhshan Province
Badakhshan is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, consisting of 28 districts. It is located in the north-east of the country, between the Hindu Kush and the Amu Darya. It is part of the Badakhshan region.-Geography:...

OAFZ FBD Fayzabad Airport
Fayzabad Airport
See also: Faizabad Fayzabad Airport is and airport 3.5 miles northwest of the town of Faizabad. Built during the Soviet Occupation, Fayzabad Airport is somewhat unique in the world, notable for the runway being constructed of Pierced Steel Planking along it's full width and length...

18/36: 1691 × 27 m, PSP 1171
Farah
Farah, Afghanistan
Farah is a city in western Afghanistan, situated at 650 m altitude, and located on the Farah River. It is the capital of Farah Province, and has a population of approximately 109,409....

Farah
Farah Province
Farah is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the southwest of the country. Its capital is Farah. Farah is a spacious and sparsely populated province that lies on the Iranian border...

OAFR FAH Farah Airport
Farah Airport
Farah Airport is an airport serving the city of Farah in Farah Province, Afghanistan....

15/33: 2042 × 21 m, Gravel 692
Khost
Khost
Khost or Khowst is a city in eastern Afghanistan. It is the capital of Khost province, which is a mountainous region near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan...

Khost
Khost Province
Khost is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the east of the country. Khost province used to be part of Paktia province in the past...

OAKS KHT Khost Airfield
Khost Airfield
The Khost Airfield is situated 2 miles southeast of the town of Khost, Afghanistan and 9 miles northeast of the Pakistan border in a valley surrounded by high terrains from West and East.- Accidents :...

06/24: 2684 × 105 m, Gravel 1172
Khwahan
Khwahan, Afghanistan
Khwahan is the capital of Khwahan District[شهرستان خواهان[ولسوالی خواهان in the Badakhshan province in Afghanistan, very close to the western border with Tajikistan. There is an airport there....

Badakhshan
Badakhshan Province
Badakhshan is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, consisting of 28 districts. It is located in the north-east of the country, between the Hindu Kush and the Amu Darya. It is part of the Badakhshan region.-Geography:...

OAHN KWH Khwahan Airport
Khwahan Airport
Khwahan Airport is an airport serving the city of Khwahan in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.-See also:*List of airports in Afghanistan...

??/??: 671 × ? m, Gravel 980
Kron Monjan OARZ KUR Razer Airport ??/??: 884 × ? m, Gravel ?
Maymana Faryab
Faryab Province
Fāryāb is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. Its capital is Maymana. The majority of the population is Uzbek.-History:...

OAMN MMZ Maymana Airport 14/32: 1287 × 18 m, Gravel 820
Qala i Naw
Qala i Naw, Afghanistan
Qala i Naw is a town in Qala i Naw District and the capital of Badghis Province, of north-west Afghanistan. Its population is estimated 9,000 in 2006.It has a small airport, Qala i Naw Airport....

Badghis
Badghis Province
Bādghīs is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is located in northwestern Afghanistan, between the Murghab and Hari rivers, extending as far northward as the edge of the desert of Sarakhs. It includes the Chul formations through which the Turkmen-Afghan boundary runs...

OAQN LQN Qala i Naw Airport
Qala i Naw Airport
Qala i Naw Airport is an airport serving the city of Qala i Naw in Badghis Province, Afghanistan.It is also known as Qala Nau Airport. It has scheduled services with Pamir Airways. This airport is unique in the fact that the runway is actually a highway that is utilized when there is no air traffic...

04/22: 1158 × 18 m, Asphalt 905
Sheberghan
Sheberghan
Sheberghān or Shaburghān , also spelled Shebirghan and Shibarghan, is the capital city of the Jowzjan Province in northern Afghanistan.-Location:...

Jowzjan
Jowzjan Province
Jowzjān or Jōzjān or Jawzjan is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. Its capital is Sheberghan.- Demographics :...

OASG Sheberghan Airport 06L/24R: 2621 × 24, Asphalt
06R/24L: 2115 × 30, Gravel
321
Sheghnan (Shighnan) Badakhshan
Badakhshan Province
Badakhshan is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, consisting of 28 districts. It is located in the north-east of the country, between the Hindu Kush and the Amu Darya. It is part of the Badakhshan region.-Geography:...

OASN SGA Sheghnan Airport
Sheghnan Airport
Shughnan Airport is located in the extreme northeast section of Afghanistan deep within Pamir mountain ranges in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. The airport is very close to the border with Tajikistan. To the east and parallel to the Shughnan airport is the Khorog airport. The distance...

16/34: 803 × 30 m, Gravel 2042
Taloqan
Taloqan
Tāloqān is the capital of Takhar Province, in northern Afghanistan. It is located in the Taluqan District. The population was estimated as 196,400 in 2006.-History:The old city to the west on the riverside was described by Marco Polo in 1275 CE as:...

Takhar
Takhar Province
Takhār is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It was established in 1964 when Qataghan Province was divided into three provinces: Baghlan, Kunduz and Takhar. It is in the north-east of the country. Its capital is Taloqan. Its salt mines are one of Afghanistan's major mineral resources...

OATQ TQN Taloqan Airport
Taloqan Airport
Taloqan Airport is an airport serving the city of Taloqan in Takhar Province, Afghanistan....

16/34: 1574 × 35 m, Gravel 816
Tarin Kowt
Tarin Kowt
Tarinkot or Tarin Kowt is the capital of Orūzgān province in southern Afghanistan in Tarin Kowt District. It is a town of about 10,000 people, with some 200 small shops in the city's bazaar...

Orūzgān
Oruzgan Province
Orūzgān or Urōzgān , also spelled Uruzgan or Rōzgān , is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the center of the country, though the area is culturally and tribally linked to Kandahar in the south. Its capital is Tarin Kowt...

OATN TII Tarin Kowt Airport
Tarin Kowt Airport
Tarin Kowt Airport is an airport in Tarin Kowt, Afghanastan. The airport is located near Camp Holland and is important supply point for this camp....

10/28: 1658 × 61 m, Gravel 1350
Zaranj
Zaranj
Zaranj or Zarang is a border town in south-western Afghanistan, with a population of approximately 49,851 people as of 2004. It is the capital of Nimruz province and is situated next to Milak, Iran. It is linked by highways with Lashkar Gah to the east, Farah to the north and Zabol in Iran to the...

Nimruz
Nimruz Province
Nimruz is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, in the south-west of the country on the borders of Iran and Pakistan. The name Nimruz means "mid-day" or "half-day" in Persian. Nimruz covers 41,000 km² and has a population of 149,000...

OAZJ ZAJ Zaranj Airport
Zaranj Airport
Zaranj Airport is an airport serving the city of Zaranj in Nimruz Province, Afghanistan.It provides numerous domestic flights into Afghanistan and one scheduled bus route into Iran....

16/34: 2320 × 47 m, Gravel 479
Sardeh Band OADS SBF Sardeh Band Airport
Sardeh Band Airport
Sardeh Band Airport is located near the village of Sardeh Band and about 1 km north of the Russian-built dam called Band E Sardeh Dam. It is 18 miles southeast of Ghazni city in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The airfield lies in a valley 2 miles northwest of lake Mota Khan...

02/20: 2104 m, Gravel 2125
 Military airports
Bagram
Bagram
Bagram , founded as Alexandria on the Caucasus and known in medieval times as Kapisa, is a small town and seat in Bagram District in Parwan Province of Afghanistan, about 60 kilometers north of the capital Kabul. It is the site of an ancient city located at the junction of the Ghorband and Panjshir...

Parwan OAIX OA1 Bagram Air Base
Bagram Air Base
Bagram Airfield, also referred to as Bagram Air Base, is a militarized airport and housing complex that is located next to the ancient city of Bagram, southeast of Charikar in Parwan province of Afghanistan. The base is run by a US Army division headed by a major general. A large part of the base,...

03/21: 3003 × 55 m, Concrete 1492
Shindand
Shindand, Herat
Shindand is a town and the center of the Shindand District, Herat Province, Afghanistan. It is located at at 1066 m Altitude. Near the town is Shindand Airbase ....

Herat
Herat Province
Herat is one the 34 provinces of Afghanistan; together with Badghis, Farah, and Ghor provinces, it makes up the South-western region of the country...

OASD OA5 Shindand Airbase
Shindand Airbase
Shindand Air Base is located in the western part of Afghanistan in the Herat province, 7 miles northwest of the city of Sabzwar. The runway has a concrete surface...

18/36: 2786 × 49 m, Concrete 1150
Bastion
Camp Bastion
Camp Bastion is the main British military base in Afghanistan. Accommodating 21,000 people it is situated northwest of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, and exists to be the logistics hub for operations in Helmand....

Helmand
Helmand Province
Helmand is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the southwest of the country. Its capital is Lashkar Gah. The Helmand River flows through the mainly desert region, providing water for irrigation....

OAZI OAZ Camp Bastion
Camp Bastion
Camp Bastion is the main British military base in Afghanistan. Accommodating 21,000 people it is situated northwest of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, and exists to be the logistics hub for operations in Helmand....

01/19: 3500 × 46 m, Concrete/Asphalt 889

See also

  • Afghan National Air Corps
  • Transport in Afghanistan
    Transport in Afghanistan
    Transportation in Afghanistan, which serves a population of about 29 million people, is limited and still in the developing stages. Landlocked Afghanistan has no seaports but the Amu Darya River, which forms part of the nation's border with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, does have barge...

  • List of airports by ICAO code: O#OA - Afghanistan
  • Wikipedia: WikiProject Aviation/Airline destination lists: Asia#Afghanistan