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This page provides links to all currently operating international, regional, domestic, passenger and cargo airlines registered in Afghanistan. Click on Airline Name for contact, fleet, route and accident data.


Airlines in Afghanistan
Airline Main Base
IATA code
ICAO code
IATA Prefix
Start of ops.
Ariana Afghan Airlines Kabul (KBL)
FG
AFG
255
1956
Kam Air Kabul (KBL)
RQ
KMF
-
2003
Safi Airways Kabul (KBL)
4Q
SFW
-
2006

Recently defunct airlines in Afghanistan
Airline Fate
IATA code
ICAO code
Start of ops.
End of ops.
Afghan Jet International Closed down
-
AJA
2012
2015
East Horizon Airlines Operations suspended 2015 after aircraft found to be unsafe
EA
EHN
2010
2015
Kabul Air AOC suspended in 2011 due to safety violations
-
KBL
2007
2011
Pamir Airways AOC revoked on 19/3/11
PM
PIR
2004
2011

Airline hull losses in Afghanistan
Date
Airline Aircraft type Reg. Location Fatal
Cat.
02-Jan-62 Iran Air Douglas C-47 (DC-3) EP-ABB Kabul-Khwaja... 0 Crashed
15-Jan-69 Ariana Afghan Airlines Douglas C-47 (DC-3) YA-AAB Kabul Airpor...   Ground activity
25-Jan-72 Bakhtar Afghan Yakovlev 40 YA-KAD Khost 0 Crashed
18-Apr-73 Bakhtar Afghan DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 YA-GAT Bamyan Airpo... 4 Crashed
28-Oct-80 Aeroflot / International Antonov 12B CCCP-11104 near Kabul 6 Crashed
10-Mar-83 Bakhtar Afghan DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 YA-GAZ near Shashgow Ghazni 19 Crashed
08-Jan-85 Bakhtar Afghan DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 YA-GAY Bamiyan 0 Crashed
04-Sep-85 Bakhtar Afghan Antonov 26 YA-BAM near Kandahar 52 Sabotage/shot down
11-Jun-87 Bakhtar Afghan Antonov 26 YA-BAL near Khost 53 Sabotage/shot down
06-Mar-89 Ariana Afghan Airlines Antonov   Jalalabad Ai... 2 Sabotage/shot down
12-Jun-90 Aeroflot / Uzbekistan Ilyushin 76MD CCCP-86905 near Kabul 0 Sabotage/shot down
01-Aug-92 Ariana Afghan Airlines Yakovlev 40 YA-KAB Kabul Airpor...   Sabotage/shot down
01-Aug-92 Ariana Afghan Airlines Yakovlev 40 YA-KAF Kabul Airpor...   Sabotage/shot down
01-Aug-92 Ariana Afghan Airlines Tupolev 154M YA-TAP Kabul Airpor... 0 Sabotage/shot down
28-Aug-92 Ariana Afghan Airlines Antonov 26 YA-BAN Kabul Airpor...   Ground activity
11-Sep-95 Ariana Afghan Airlines Antonov 26B YA-BAO near Jalalabad Ai... 3 Crashed
29-Oct-97 Ariana Afghan Airlines Yakovlev 40 YA-KAE Jalalabad Ai... 1 Crashed
19-Mar-98 Ariana Afghan Airlines Boeing 727-228 YA-FAZ near Kabul Airpor... 45 Crashed
27-Nov-04 Presidential Airways, op.for US DoD CASA C-212 Aviocar N960BW near Bagram 6 Crashed
30-Dec-04 Airline Transport Ilyushin 76TD ER-IBM Kabul Airpor... 0 Crashed
03-Feb-05 Phoenix Aviation, op.for Kam Air Boeing 737-242. EX-037 near Kabul 105 Crashed
25-Apr-05 ATMA Airlines Antonov 12BP UN-11003 Kabul Airpor... 0 Crashed
11-Nov-05 Global Georgian Airways, op.for Royal Airlines Cargo Ilyushin 76TD 4L-ZIL Khak-e Shahidan 8 Crashed
14-Feb-08 Asia Continental Airlines Ilyushin 76TD UN-76020 Kandahar Air... 0 Crashed
27-Jun-09 Vecolair BAe 3201 Jetstream N485UE Salerno FOB 0 Crashed
01-Mar-10 ACT Airlines Airbus A300B4-203F TC-ACB Bagram Air B... 0 Crashed
17-May-10 Pamir Airways Antonov 24B YA-PIS Salang Pass 44 Crashed
04-Jun-10 National Airlines (National Air Cargo), opb Transafrik Lockheed L-100-30 S9-BAT Sharana Air ... 0 Crashed
12-Oct-10 National Airlines (National Air Cargo), opb Transafrik Lockheed L-100-20 5X-TUC near Kabul Airpor... 8 Crashed
06-Jul-11 Silk Way Ilyushin 76TD 4K-AZ55 near Bagram Air B... 9 Crashed
24-Jan-12 Swiftair, op.for Gryphon Airlines DC-9-83 (MD-83) EC-JJS Kandahar Air... 0 Crashed
19-Oct-12 Air Mark Aviation Antonov 12B EK12112   0 Crashed
29-Apr-13 National Airlines Boeing 747-428BCF N949CA Bagram Air B... 7 Crashed
08-May-14  Ariana Afghan Airlines Boeing 737-4Y0 YA-PIB Kabul Airpor... 0 Crashed
18-May-16 Silk Way Antonov 12B 4K-AZ25 Dwyer Airpor... 7 Crashed
?-?-1963 Ariana Afghan Airlines Douglas C-47 (DC-3) YA-AAA Logarh Valley   Crashed
?-Oct-2001 Ariana Afghan Airlines Antonov 24   Kabul 0 Ground activity
?-Oct-2001 Ariana Afghan Airlines Antonov 24RV YA-DAJ Kabul 0 Ground activity
?-Oct-2001 Ariana Afghan Airlines Antonov 24B YA-DAH Kabul 0 Ground activity
?-Oct-2001 Ariana Afghan Airlines Antonov 12B YA-DAA Kabul 0 Ground activity
?-Oct-2001 Ariana Afghan Airlines Antonov 12BK YA-DAB Kabul 0 Ground activity
?-Oct-2001 Ariana Afghan Airlines Boeing 727-155C YA-FAW Kabul 0 Ground activity
?-Oct-2001 Ariana Afghan Airlines Boeing 727-113C YA-FAU Kabul 0 Ground activity

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