Ghazni Airport

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Ghazni Airport
د غزنی نړیوال هوایی ډګر
IATA: GZIICAO: OAGN
GZI is located in Afghanistan
GZI
GZI
Location of airport in Afghanistan
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Owner Afghanistan
Operator
Serves Eastern Afghanistan
Location Ghazni, Afghanistan
Elevation AMSL 7,126 ft / 2,172 m
Coordinates 33°31′51.0″N 68°24′44.3″E / 33.530833°N 68.412306°E / 33.530833; 68.412306 (Ghazni Airport (Ghazni))Coordinates: 33°31′51.0″N 68°24′44.3″E / 33.530833°N 68.412306°E / 33.530833; 68.412306 (Ghazni Airport (Ghazni))
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 1,000 305 Unknown
Sources: [1][2] Landings.com[3]

Ghazni Airport (IATA: GZI[4]ICAO: OAGN[1]) is located in Ghazni, Afghanistan, next to the main Ghazni-Kandahar Highway.[5] It serves the population of Ghazni and other nearby Afghan provinces. The airport is mainly used for civilian flights and is still being developed as of late 2013.[6]

History[edit]

It was formerly a military airfield until the Afghan government recently decided to turn it into an international airport. It currently has one runway designated 15/33 with a length of 1,000 feet (305 m).[1]

The government plans to add two runways in the near future. The overall project is expected to be completed in 2014.[7] The first phase of the project was inaugurated in late December 2013 after a smaller private aircraft landed at the runway of Ghazni Airport.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ufaq Sharq Airlines Kabul[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ghazni (OAGN)". Afghanistan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Airport information for Ghazni, Afghanistan (OAGN / GZI) at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Airport record for Ghazni Airport at Landings.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013
  4. ^ "IATA Airport {{subst:lc:Code}} Search (GZI: Ghazni)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ http://goo.gl/maps/1IgrN
  6. ^ a b c Maftoon, Saifullah (28 December 2013). "$7m Ghazni civil airport inaugurated". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Maftoon, Saifullah (2 July 2013). "Work on Ghazni airport launched". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 

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