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 Farah Airport

Farah Airport is a military airport that serves and is situated in Farah, Afghanistan. It is operated by the Afghan Ministry of Defence, the Afghan Air Force (AAF), the United States Armed Forces, and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Farah Airport is being developed and expanded by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, with new facilities being added for the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The airport lies at an elevation of 2,400 feet or 732 metres above mean sea level and can be found on the map at 32°21′58.2″N 62°9′55.7″E. The Shindand Air Base is located to the north of Farah Airport.

Farah is the capital of its namesake, Farah Province, which is situated in western Afghanistan. With a population of 108,400 (as of 2012), it is approximately the 16th largest city of the country in terms of population. Ethnic Pashtun people comprise a major part of its people. The region’s history traces back to being one of Alexander the Great’s fortresses during the ancient times and was subsequently a part of the Khorasan province and was controlled by the Tahirids (initially) until the early 18th century, when it became part of the Afghan Hotaki dynasty followed by the Durrani Empire. During the start of the Soviet invasion, Farah was occupied by the Soviet 357th and 66th Motorised Rifle Divisions (MRD), along with Herat, Shindand, and Kandahar.

Services and Facilities

At present, Farah Airport is served by only one airline, East Horizon Airlines, which flies to two destinations within the country: Herat and Zaranj. It has one grave -surfaced runway directed 15/33, which measures 1,838 metres or 6,024 feet long.

Due to the limited destinations served by the airport, it is advised to book a connecting flight to Hamid Karzai International Airport, located five kilometres or 3.1 mile from the city centre of Kabul in Afghanistan. It serves as one of the main international airports and one of the largest military bases in the country, capable of housing over one hundred aircraft. In addition, there are a number of military bases built around the airport, which are used by the United States Armed Forces and NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). It offers both scheduled passenger as well as cargo services. Some of the airlines that operate here include Afghan Jet International, Air India, Ariana Afghan Airlines, East Horizon Airlines, Emirates, flydubai, Kam Air, Mahan Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Safi Airways, SpiceJet, and Turkish Airlines.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

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From the city centre of Farah, head southeast for about 1.4 kilometres. Turn right for 6.5 kilometres and at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit. There will be another roundabout ahead – take the 3rd exit onto Airport Rd and turn right.

 Location Details

Longitude:62° 7' 0'' E
Latitude:32° 22' 0'' N
IATA code:FAH
ICAO code:OAFR

 Airport Location

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