Balkh Airlines

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Balkh Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1996
Ceased operations 1997
Operating bases Mazari Sharif Airport
Fleet size 1
Headquarters Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan

Balkh Airlines was a short-lived airline headquartered in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. From 1996 to 1997, it operated passenger flights out Mazari Sharif Airport using a single Boeing 727-100,[1] competing with Ariana Afghan Airlines. The company had been founded to serve the needs of General Dostum, the Uzbek warlord ruling the north of Afghanistan at that time.[2]


  1. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  2. ^ Vogelsang, Willem. (2002). The Afghans. Blackwell Publishers, Oxford. ISBN 0-631-19841-5. Page 220.