Jalalabad Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The printable version is no longer supported and may have rendering errors. Please update your browser bookmarks and please use the default browser print function instead.

Jalalabad Airport
د جلال اباد هوايي ډګر
Nangarhar Airport.jpg
Control tower of the Jalalabad Airport in Nangarhar
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorUnited States Army
United States Air Force
Afghan Air Force
ServesEastern Afghanistan
LocationJalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Elevation AMSL1,840 ft / 561 m
Coordinates34°24′01″N 70°29′54″E / 34.40028°N 70.49833°E / 34.40028; 70.49833 (Jalalabad Airport (Jalalabad))Coordinates: 34°24′01″N 70°29′54″E / 34.40028°N 70.49833°E / 34.40028; 70.49833 (Jalalabad Airport (Jalalabad))
JAA is located in Afghanistan
Location of airport in Afghanistan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 6,480 1,975 Asphalt
Source: Landings.com,[1] AIP Afghanistan[2]

Jalalabad Airport (Pashto: د جلال اباد هوايي ډګر‎; IATA: JAA, ICAO: 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 and civilian contractors. 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

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

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.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations

A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft sitting at Jalalabad Airport in 2011

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

Accidents and incidents

11 people, including 6 United States Airmen and 5 passengers and 3 local nationals, were killed when a C-130 Hercules aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Jalalabad Airport on 2 October 2015.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Airport record for Jalalabad Airport at Landings.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013
  2. ^ "AIP Afghanistan - Important Information". Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  3. ^ Militants killed in airport battle Archived 3 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Militants killed in fighting at eastern Afghanistan airport[dead link]
  5. ^ Barbara Starr and Theodore Schleifer, CNN (1 October 2015). "11 dead as U.S. aircraft crashes in eastern Afghanistan - CNNPolitics.com". CNN. Retrieved 2 October 2015.

External links

Media related to Jalalabad Airport at Wikimedia Commons