Kunduz Airport

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Kunduz Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner  Afghanistan
Operator Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
Afghan Ministry of Defense
Location Kunduz, Afghanistan
Elevation AMSL 1,457 ft / 444 m
Coordinates 36°39′54″N 68°54′39″E / 36.66500°N 68.91083°E / 36.66500; 68.91083 (Kunduz Airport (Kunduz))Coordinates: 36°39′54″N 68°54′39″E / 36.66500°N 68.91083°E / 36.66500; 68.91083 (Kunduz Airport (Kunduz))
Map
UND is located in Afghanistan
UND
UND
Location of airport in Afghanistan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,550 1,996 Asphalt
Sources: Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation of Afghanistan,[1] worldaerodata.com,[2] Great Circle Mapper,[3] Landings.com,[4] AIP Afghanistan[5]

Kunduz Airport (IATA: UNDICAO: OAUZ) is a public and military airport located 5 miles (8 km) south-southeast of Kunduz (also spelled Konduz),[1] a city in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan. It is also 9 miles (14 km) west of Khan Abad, 25 miles (40 km) south of the Oxus River, and 33 miles (53 km) south of the Tajikistan border.[1]

The airport is operated by the Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. It also used by the Afghan Ministry of Defense and the Resolute Support Mission.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger

Airlines Destinations
East Horizon Airlines Fayzabad, Kabul[6]
Kam Air Kabul[7]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 1,457 feet (444 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,550 by 148 feet (1,996 m × 45 m).[5] A new terminal was added to the airport in 2017, which has a capacity of 1,300 passengers. The entire airport is being expanded.[8]

Incidents[edit]

  • On 17 May 2010, confirmed reports state that Pamir Airways Flight 112, an Antonov An-24, crashed 100 km away from Kabul International Airport.[9] The plane was en route from Kunduz Airport to Kabul, when it suddenly disappeared from radars.[10][11] The wreckage was located on 20 May, rescuers reached the site on 21 May. No signs of life were found.[12]
  • On 28 September 2015, during the Battle of Kunduz, many civilians from the city of Kunduz fled to the airport, which was not taken by the Taliban.[13] According to a government security official, the Taliban had been vastly outnumbered, with only an estimated 500 fighters remaining against about 7,000 government troops and allied militia members.[13] However, local politicians from Kunduz said that the government had failed to provide leadership and support to its fighters in the area.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kunduz Airport". Afghanistan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. 21 March 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. 
  2. ^ Airport information for OAUZ from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for UND at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ Airport record for Kunduz Airport at Landings.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013
  5. ^ a b AIP Afghanistan - Important Information
  6. ^ 2014 Timetable, Tuesday flight only, http://flyeasthorizon.com/flight-schedule/
  7. ^ Kam air Schedule, May 2014, https://www.kamair.com/schedule.php
  8. ^ "Kunduz airport gets new terminal worth $1.4m". Pajhwok Afghan News. February 22, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Afghan Official: Passenger Plane Crashes". FoxNews.com. Associated Press. 17 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Afghan passenger flight reported missing". Flightglobal.com. 17 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Pamir Airways plane carrying 41 people missing between Kunduz and Kabul". WireUpdate.com. BNO News. 17 May 2010. 
  12. ^ Shah, Amir (21 May 2010). "Afghan minister: No sign of life at airline crash". Guardian.co.uk. Associated Press. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  13. ^ a b c "Taliban Fighters Capture Kunduz City as Afghan Forces Retreat". The New York Times. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 

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