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Jalalabad Airport



Jalalabad Airport
Control tower of the Jalalabad Airport in Nangarhar
IATA: JAA – ICAO: OAJL
Summary
Location Jalalabad
Elevation AMSL 1,814 ft / 553 m
Coordinates 34°23′57″N 70°29′58″E / 34.39917°N 70.49944°E / 34.39917; 70.49944Coordinates: 34°23′57″N 70°29′58″E / 34.39917°N 70.49944°E / 34.39917; 70.49944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 7,276 2,218 Asphalt

Jalalabad Airport (IATA: JAA, ICAO: OAJL) is located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. This airport is currently being used only for military purposes and sometimes the United Nations' aircraft use this airport.

New Jalalabad Airport

The construction of a new civilian airport is underway in Gambiri area to north west of Jalalabad.The new airport will be constructed with financial assistance of the US and will be opened in 2011, Hamidullah Qaderi, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan, said on April 26, 2009.

2010 attack

On 30 June 2010 a car bomb was set off and militants stormed the airport. According to Zabiullah Mujahid, an Taliban spokesman, the Taliban were responsible and killed 32 Afghan and non-Afghan security forces. According to NATO there were eight Taliban deaths and one Afghan and one coalition member injured.

Airlines and destinations

  • Khyber Afghan Airlines


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General Info
Country Afghanistan
ICAO ID OAJL
Time UTC+4:30
Latitude 34.399842
34° 23' 59.43" N
Longitude 70.498625
070° 29' 55.05" E
Elevation 1814 feet
553 meters
Magnetic Variation 002° E (05/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Communications
TWR 118.5


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
13/31 7262 x 148 feet
2213 x 45 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.


Remarks
CAUTION Unlgtd 177 ft twr lctd aprx 1000 ft fr Rwy 31 thld, 200 ft rgt of RCL. Guide wires aprx 140 ft fr RCL. Ctc Afld Mgr DSN 318-231-8626.
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS.



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