Qalat Airport

Qalat Airport

Pashto: د قلات هوايي ډګر

Dari: فرودگاه قلات
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
Owner Afghanistan
OperatorMinistry of Defense[1]
ServesZabul Province
LocationQalat, Afghanistan
Elevation AMSL5,383 ft / 1,641 m
Coordinates32°08′02″N 066°53′56″E / 32.13389°N 66.89889°E / 32.13389; 66.89889 (Qalat Airport (Qalat))Coordinates: 32°08′02″N 066°53′56″E / 32.13389°N 66.89889°E / 32.13389; 66.89889 (Qalat Airport (Qalat))
Map
OAQA is located in Afghanistan
OAQA
OAQA
Location of airport in Afghanistan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,538 5,047 Gravel
Sources: Google Earth

Qalat Airport (Pashto: د قلات هوايي ډګر; Dari: فرودگاه قلات; ICAO: OAQA) is located less than 2.5 miles north from the center of Qalat, which is the capital of Zabul Province in Afghanistan. It is currently an air base used exclusively by members of the country's Ministry of Defense.[1] Security in and around the airport is provided by the Afghan National Security Forces.

Qalat Airport is at an approximate elevation of 5,383 feet (1,641 m) above mean sea level. It has one gravel runway measuring around 5,047 by 98 feet (1,538 m × 30 m). It will likely become a regional domestic airport in the future, which will make flying more convenient for the residents of Zabul Province. Presently, they must drive to Kandahar in the south to use a public airport or receive travelers.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "First Airstrip in Zabul Province". USAID. September 1, 2006. Retrieved 2022-07-23.


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