Bost Airport

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Bost Airport

د بوست هوايي ډګر
Runway at Bost Airfield in 2009.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner Afghanistan
OperatorMinistry of Transport and Civil Aviation
LocationLashkargah, Afghanistan
Elevation AMSL2,540 ft / 774 m
Coordinates31°33′31.6″N 64°21′52.9″E / 31.558778°N 64.364694°E / 31.558778; 64.364694 (Bost Airport (Bost))Coordinates: 31°33′31.6″N 64°21′52.9″E / 31.558778°N 64.364694°E / 31.558778; 64.364694 (Bost Airport (Bost))
Map
OABT is located in Afghanistan
OABT
OABT
Location of airport in Afghanistan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 7,551 2,302 Asphalt
Sources:[1][2][3][4] Landings.com[5]

Bost Airport (Pashto: د بوست هوايي ډګر‎; IATA: BST, ICAO: OABT) is an airport serving Lashkargah, a city in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. It is located on the east bank of the Helmand River, 5 miles (8 km) north of its junction with the Arghandab River. It is also 75 miles (121 km) west of Kandahar.[1]

History[edit]

The airport was established in 1957 with the assistance of the United States.[citation needed]

In 2008, a large project commenced to rehabilitate the current airport as well as to create an industrial and agricultural park. The overall budget of this project was US$52 million donated by USAID.[citation needed]

On 4 June 2009, the new runway and terminal were inaugurated by a delegation of high government officials and the ambassadors of the US and the UK. The new asphalt runway is 2,300m long and 43m wide which makes it the third longest runway in Afghanistan.[citation needed]

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Kam Air Kabul[6]

Facilities[edit]

The airport stands at an elevation of 2,540 feet (774 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway, designated 01/19, with an asphalt surface measuring 7,549 by 100 feet (2,301 m × 30 m).[1] The runway previously had a gravel surface measuring 6,233 by 150 feet (1,900 m × 46 m).[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bost / Lashkar Gah (OABT)". Afghanistan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Bost / Lashkar Gah (OABT)". Afghanistan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. 27 August 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.
  3. ^ "Lashikargah Aerodrome chart" (PDF). Afghanistan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. 23 April 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007.
  4. ^ Airport information for Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan (OABT / BST) at Great Circle Mapper.
  5. ^ Airport record for Bost Airport at Landings.com. Retrieved 2013-8-1
  6. ^ Kam air Schedule, May 2014, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-05-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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