Qala i Naw Airport

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Qala i Naw Airport د قلعه نوهوائی ډګر
Airport type Public/Military
Owner  Afghanistan
Operator Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
Serves Qala i Naw, Badghis Province
Location Qala i Naw, Afghanistan
Elevation AMSL 2,968 ft / 905 m
Coordinates 34°59′09″N 63°07′04″E / 34.98583°N 63.11778°E / 34.98583; 63.11778 (Qala-I-Naw Airport (Qala-I-Naw))Coordinates: 34°59′09″N 63°07′04″E / 34.98583°N 63.11778°E / 34.98583; 63.11778 (Qala-I-Naw Airport (Qala-I-Naw))
KDH is located in Afghanistan
Location of airport in Afghanistan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,999 6,560 Concrete
Sources:,[1] AIP Afghanistan[2]

Qala i Naw Airport (IATA: LQNICAO: OAQN) is a small airport serving the city of Qala i Naw in Badghis Province, Afghanistan.[3] It is also known as Qala Nau Airport.[4] It previously had scheduled services with the now defunct Pamir Airways.[5] This airport is unique in the fact that the runway was originally a highway utilized when there was no air traffic. When aircraft arrived, Spanish soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) closed down the highway and it becomes a runway.[citation needed] The runway lies adjacent to the site of a former Spanish forward operating base (FOB), now transferred to the Afghan government. The airport is mainly used for military purposes, including by the Afghan Air Force (AAF). Qala e Naw Airport is located next to Qala i Naw Airport.[6]

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  1. ^ Airport record for Qala-I-Naw Airport at Retrieved 2013-8-1
  2. ^ AIP Afghanistan - Important Information
  3. ^ Airport information for OAQN at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ Accident history for LQN at Aviation Safety Network
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  6. ^,22080030p

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