Jalalabad Airport

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Jalalabad Airport د جلال اباد هوائی ډګر
Nangarhar Airport.jpg
Control tower of the Jalalabad Airport in Nangarhar
IATA: JAAICAO: OAJL
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Location of airport in Afghanistan
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Afghanistan
Operator United States Army
United States Air Force
Afghan Air Force
ISAF
Serves Jalalabad
Location Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province
Elevation AMSL 1,814 ft / 553 m
Coordinates 34°23′58.9″N 70°29′54.7″E / 34.399694°N 70.498528°E / 34.399694; 70.498528 (Jalalabad Airport (Jalalabad))Coordinates: 34°23′58.9″N 70°29′54.7″E / 34.399694°N 70.498528°E / 34.399694; 70.498528 (Jalalabad Airport (Jalalabad))
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 7,276 2,218 Asphalt
Source: Landings.com[1]

Jalalabad Airport (IATA: JAAICAO: OAJL) is located 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. This airport is currently being used only for military purposes and sometimes the United Nations' aircraft use this airport. It is occupied and maintained by the United States Armed Forces. They operate out of Forward Operating Base Fenty, which is adjacent to Jalalabad Airport. The Afghan Air Force (AAF) and members of the International Security Assistance Force also use the airport.

New Jalalabad Airport[edit]

Hamidullah Qaderi, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan, announced in April 2009 the construction of a new civilian airport in the Gambiri area northwest of Jalalabad. The new airport will be constructed with financial assistance from the United States.[citation needed]

2010 attack[edit]

On 30 June 2010 a car bomb was set off and militants stormed the airport. According to Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said the Taliban were responsible and killed 32 Afghan and non-Afghan security forces. According to NATO there were eight Taliban deaths and one Afghan and one coalition member injured.[2][3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Currently, there are no scheduled airlines operating at Jalalabad Airport except military and UN aircraft.

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
FitsAir Dubai
Khyber Afghan Airlines Amsterdam,

Delhi[citation needed]

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