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 Zaranj Airport

Zaranj Airport is a small military airport in the city of Zaranj, Nimruz Province in far south-western Afghanistan. Operated by the Afghan Ministry of Defence and the United States Marine Corps, the airport serves Nimruz Province and is used for civilian and military purposes. Entities that utilise Zaranj Airport include the Afghan Air Force, Afghan National Police, the U.S. military, and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). The airport resides at an elevation of 1,581 feet or 482 metres above mean sea level, and has a runway with a length of 6,562 feet or 2,000 metres. Using the map, it can be found between the coordinates 30°58′10.1″N 61°52′0.1″E (30.968252 latitude; 61.867077 longitude).

Zaranj, also known as Zarang, is the capital of Nimruz Province in Afghanistan. Aside from getting into the city by air, it is also linked to Lashkar Gah to the east, Farah to the north, and Zabol (Iran) to the west by highways. The Delaram-Zaranj highway, in particular, was constructed by India via Chaknasur to boost the socio-economic development in the region. Zaranj also serves as the border crossing between Afghanistan and Iran, playing an important role to the trade-route between Central Asia and South Asia with the Middle East. The city experiences a hot desert climate with very hot summers and cool winters.

Services and Facilities

Zaranj Airport operates charter civilian military flights. It is served by East Horizon Airlines, with flights to Herat and Kabul.

With only few information and services available from Zaranj Airport, travellers can turn to Afghanistan’s main international airport, Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the country’s capital. It operates flights to a number of domestic and international destinations, and accommodates the airlines 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 Zaranj city centre, head east on Zaranj-Delaram Rd/AH71. After some 800 metres, turn left for about 37 metres then make a slight left to stay on the route. Straight ahead is the airport, which will be on the left. An alternative route would be turning left after some 400 kilometres on Zaranj-Delaram Rd/AH71, then turning right at the 2nd cross street. Turn left again after 450 metres, then straight to the airport.

 Location Details

Longitude:61° 58' 59'' E
Latitude:31° 6' 0'' N
IATA code:ZAJ
ICAO code:OAZJ

 Airport Location

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