Zaranj Airport

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Zaranj Airport
Zaranj Airfield assessment-5.jpg
Members of the U.S. Marine Corps performing a safety inspection of the runway, July 2012
Airport type Military
Owner  Afghanistan
Operator Afghan Ministry of Defense
United States Marine Corps
Serves Zaranj, Nimruz Province
Location Zaranj, Nimruz Province, Afghanistan
Elevation AMSL 1,592 ft / 485 m
Coordinates 30°58′20″N 061°51′57″E / 30.97222°N 61.86583°E / 30.97222; 61.86583 (Zaranj Airport (Zaranj))Coordinates: 30°58′20″N 061°51′57″E / 30.97222°N 61.86583°E / 30.97222; 61.86583 (Zaranj Airport (Zaranj))
ZAJ is located in Afghanistan
Location of airport in Afghanistan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,500 8,202 Gravel
Sources:,[1] AIP Afghanistan[2]

Zaranj Airport (IATA: ZAJICAO: OAZJ) is a domestic airport located by the city of Zaranj in far southwestern Afghanistan. It was built by the Afghan government to serve the population of Nimruz Province.[3][4] The airport is used for civilian and military purposes. In addition to the Afghan Air Force and Afghan National Police, the U.S military and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) also have presence.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
East Horizon Airlines Herat,[5] Kabul[6]

The airport also handles charter civilian and military flights.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport record for Zaranj Airport at Retrieved 2013-8-1
  2. ^ AIP Afghanistan - Important Information
  3. ^ Accident history for ZAJ at Aviation Safety Network
  4. ^ Airport information for OAZJ at Great Circle Mapper.
  5. ^ 2014 Timetable,
  6. ^ East Horizon Airlines is proud to announce direct flight between Kabul / Zaranj / Kabul every Monday with new aircraft MA-60 (manufactured 2011) commencing from June 23, 2014.,

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