Kabul International Airport - Civil Aviation Authority

Kabul International Airport

General information

 

Information on this page is for guidance only. Authority is the AIP which can be downloaded in PDF format here.
Available PPR Required Forms can be found here and Available Instrument
Approach Plates can be found
here.

Kabul International Airport (Khwaja Rawash)

1, Great Massoud Avenue
Kabul, Afghanistan
Fax: +93 7951 1301

Customs: +93-7027 5096
Passenger info: +93-2023 00016
Police: +93-20200 03302
Police Chief: +93-7029 3962

Civilian Aerodrome Administration
Mr. Yaqub Rassuli: +93 (0) 700283792/
(0) 799323013
Dr-rassuli@yahoo.com

Kabul ACC: +93-798217076

KAIA (ISAF Military) Air Operations – info Permissions:
+93 (0) 799513999/ 6883903 or 6883902
IVSN: 60 - 688 - 3903/3902/3900
isafkiaairopsnu@hq.isaf.nato.int 
isafkiaairopspprnu@hq.isaf.nato.int

AIS Briefing Office:

Military: Office Duty from 0130Z to 1730Z IVSN: 688 3133;
On call from 1730Z to 0130Z (Mobile: +93 (0) 799 243 402).
Email: isafkiaairopspprnu@hq.isaf.nato.int
AFS Address: OAKBYWYX

Civilian: H24 Office: +93 (0) 202 300 016, Mob: +93 (0) 77 9292 173
Note: Airlines can send overflight and other information to this email address:
oakbais6@gmail.com

AFS Address: OAKBZPZX OAKBYFYX  OAKXCAHQ

ATS Reporting Office:

Military: Office Duty from 0130 UTC to 1730 UTC (IVSN: 688 3133
+93 (0) 799 51 3999 +688 3133)
On call from 1730 UTC to 0130 UTC (Mob: +93 (0) 799 243 402).
Email : isafkiaairopspprnu@hq.isaf.nato.int
AFS Address: OAKBYWYX

Civilian: H24 Office: +93 (0) 202 300 016, Mob: +93 (0) 77 9292 173
Email: oakbais6@gmail.com 
AFS Address: OAKBZPZX OAKBYFYX OAKXCAHQ

Afghanistan Notam Office & AIP Office:

AIP OFFICE 

WORKING HRS : 0830LT - 0300LT 

PRIMARY : aip@acaa.gov.af

SECONDARY : aip.acaa12@gmail.com

Mobile: +93-799849388

 

NOTAM OFFICE

WORKING HRS: 24/7

PRIMARY : notam@acaa.gov.af

SECONDARY : afghanistannotam@gmail.com

Mobile : +93-799854734

AFTN Address: OAKBYNYX

 

ACAA AIS-NOTAM and AIP

AIS is RMS/Civilian: 0800-1800L 

Mobile: +93 729968694

Mobile: +93 729969737

  • OAKB NOTAMs can be found by typing OAKB in the Defense NOTAMs link here
  • KAIA LOP (PDF/448Kb)
  • Available Instrument Approach Plates can be found here
  • PPR Required Forms can be found here
  • KAIA Marshaller Guide (PDF/2.05Mb)

Airfield management - AFS Addresses:
isafkiaairopsnu(at)hq.isaf.nato.int
isafkiaairopspprnu(at)apod-kaia.isaf.nato.int
OAKBYWYX (AIS)

H24 CATO Ops Office:
+93 (0) 789 809 593
kiacatonu@apod-kaia.isaf.nato.int

History of the Airport

Kabul International Airport suffered for over 20 years from military action in wars and civil strife, as well as from neglect and lack of maintenance. As a result, much of its infrastructure, buildings, installations and equipment have been either destroyed, deteriorated or became outdated and unsuitable.

Kabul Airport relies at present, in many of its services and facilities, on equipment and personnel provided by the military users of the airport. This equipment will be replaced by new equipment and related buildings and installations. These include air traffic control and telecommunication installations, meteorological equipment and facilities, fire and rescue vehicles and station, standby power supply, airport maintenance equipment, etc.

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation's plans for the development of Afghanistan's infrastructure and essential services include the rehabilitation of Kabul Airport to international standards. With this objective in mind, the International Community, and NATO-ISAF in particular, have been taking charge of Kabul Airport and assisting the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation in overseeing the implementation of necessary rehabilitation and upgrading works to attain international standards, prior to handing it over to the Afghan authorities.

ICAO

WGS-84 COORDINATES

COORD TYPE

COORDINATE REF

ED

YR MO

MDU

ARPT SYM

MAG VAR

ELEV

OAKB

N34° 33' 57.03"
E69° 12' 44.71"

NP

NI 42-07

02

82 01

C5

B

E 2.76°

5871

remarks: Aerodro me Reference Point is the geographic center of the airfield

Location and Landmarks


Airport is about half mile (1 Km) north northeast of Kabul City and just west of Khwaja Rawash village, 25 miles (40 Km) south of Bagram airfield, and 68 miles (110 Km) west of Jalalabad.

 


Map

Terrain and Drainage

Hills and mountains reaching above 10500 feet (3200 mt) within 15 miles (24 km) of airport. Airfield is constructed in marsh area with level of water table about 3 feet below surface. Area is drained by a series of canals which empty into a well located north of runway. Water is pumped from well to drainage ditch and flows to northeast.

Navigation Aids and Communications

Air Traffic Control Services - NAV - ATC capabilities - (see ATS airspace details)

  1. Airspace designation and lateral limits
    • CTR: 6NM radius centred on ARP
    • CTA: 20NM radius centred on N34⁰27’16.5” E069⁰09’12.5”
    • TMA: 50NM radius centred on Bagram TACAN
  2. Vertical limits
    • CTR: Surface to 9 500ft AMSL
    • CTA: 1000ft AGL to FL200
    • TMA: FL190 and above up to and including FL290
  3. Airspace Classification
    • CTR: Class D
    • CTA: Class C (to 20nm) and Class E (20 to 50NM)
    • TMA: Class C (to 20NM) and Class E (20 to 50NM)
  4. DVOR, DME, TACAN, ILS
  5. RAPCON (new US installation operates under a local letter of agreement with Kabul Tower) provides APP control.
  6. Kabul operating hours are restricted from 2330Z to 1830Z for general civil air traffic (*)
  7. For military to ISAF related a/c is open 24 hours. Aircrews always have to advice the local NOTAMS prior to operate.

remarks: - See AIP for detailed information.
- (*) exception to operate 24 hours per day for civil air traffic only to these designated related to HAJJ operations (religious season)
.

Meteo office

ISAF KAIA MET Office (24H) is responsible for TAF preparation: hourly METAR and SPECI in case of significant weather changes.

KAIA Wise Page, consultation in Met Office, information via phone (IVSN: 688 3117;
Commercial: +93 (0) 799 51 3999 + 688 3117
Mobile: +93 (0) 799 225 102),
and internet: kiameteoflight(at)apod-kaia.isaf.nato.int

remarks: Use station code OAKB at http://adds.aviationweather.noaa.gov/metars/ for additional information

Service Designation

Call Sign

VHF

UHF

notes

ACC

Kabul Center

118.300

242.600

North Sector

ACC

Kabul Center

120.900

361.000

South Sector

ACC

Kabul Center

121.725

361.000

West Sector

ACC

Kabul Center

128.500

 

High Sector East

ACC

Kabul Center

126.320

 

High Sector West

APP

Kabul Approach

131.600

360.600

 

APP

Kabul Arrival

132.500

301.950

0330-1330 Z

TWR

Kabul Tower

120.600

284.275

134.500 MHz

CLEARANCE DELIVERY

Kabul Delivery

124.900

 

0130Z – 0730 Z

GROUND/DELIVERY

Kabul Ground

125.400

 

Check ATIS for active Clearance Delivery Frequency. During periods of low traffic movements, clearance delivery service will be provided by GROUND on 125.400MHz

 

Emergency (Guard)

121.500

243.000

Continuously monitored

ATIS

 

130.150

 

N

SAFETY FREQUENCY

 

125.200

 

For all uncontrolled airfields

ISAF KAIA AIR OPERATIONS

Eagle Ops

123.400

 

H24. All military and ISAF arriving traffic shall contact Air Operations via radio at least before entering airspaces under approach control report requested ground handling. The frequency is monitored 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Crews are requested to permanently monitor Eagle Ops frequency while on the ground.

remarks: Primary frequencies used are VHF frequencies.

Airport Description

Runways

NTN

ID

DIMENSIONS

TRU/BRG

SFC

PCN

LCN

LCN

ACFT

ELEV

OVERRUN

LCN

GRAD

AL

R1

11

3 511m x 50m
(11 520ft x 164ft)

107

AC/PCC

76 F/B/W/T

79

E

DC10

5872

CON 189

 

+0.10

N

 

29

3 511m x 50m
(11 520ft x 164ft)

287

 

76 F/B/W/T

     

5878

CON 160

 

-0.10

N

remarks

Runway end wgs-84 coordinates

ID

LOW WGS LATITUDE

LOW WGS LONGITUDE

HIGH WGS LATITUDE

HIGH WGS LONGITUDE

COORD TYPE

11

N 34° 34' 13.83

E 69° 11' 39.51

   

NP

29

   

N 34° 33' 40.23

E 69° 13' 49.91

NP

remarks: Caution for wind shear on final approach for both runway ends. FOD hazard on all shoulders. Wide body, multi-engine aircraft are strongly recommended to shut down outboard engines.

Taxiways

NTN

WIDTH

(mt)

SFC

PCN

TWY A

66, overall width 144

(20>44)

AC/PCC

37/R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt cover

TWY B

66, overall width 144

(20>44)

AC/PCC

37/R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt cover

TWY C

66, overall width 144

(20>44)

AC/PCC

50/R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt cover

TWY D

66, overall width 144

(20>44)

AC/PCC

54/R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt cover

TWY E

66, overall width 144

(20>44)

AC/PCC

54/R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt cover

TWY F

66, overall width 144

(20>44)

AC/PCC

51/R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt cover

TWY G

94, overall width 144

(28,5>44)

AC/PCC

39/R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt cover

TWY H

75, overall width 144

(23>44)

AC

29/F/B/W/T
Surface: flexible basement covered with heavy wear modified asphalt

TWY J

95, overall width 167

(29>51)

AC

52/F/A/W/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt cover

TWY K

75, overall width 125

(23>38)

AC

30/F/A/W/T
Surface: flexible basement covered with heavy wear modified asphalt

TWY L

75, overall width 125

(23>38)

AC

70/F/A/W/T
Surface: flexible basement covered with heavy wear modified asphalt

TWY M

75, overall width 144

(23>44)

AC

45/F/A/W/T
Surface: flexible basement covered with heavy wear modified asphalt

TWY N

75, overall width 144

(23>44)

AC

29/F/B/W/T
Surface: flexible basement covered with heavy wear modified asphalt

TWY R

TBD

TBD

UNK-U/S

Out of service
UNK-U/S

NOTE:
Please refer to AIP and NOTAMs for ongoing works schedule

Aprons

NTN

DIMENSIONS ft

(mt)

SFC

PCN

Apron 1

400x275

(122x84)

AC/PCC

33/R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt layer on top

Apron 2

2480x265

(756x81)

PCC

Apron 2 A: 31/R/B/W/T
Apron 2 B: UNK
Surface: concrete

Apron 3

655x165

(200x50)

AC/PCC

29/R/B/Y/T
Entrance 33 R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt layer on top

Apron 4

1535x420

(468x128)

AC/PCC

Apron 4A: 29/R/B/Y/T
Surface: concrete basement/asphalt layer on top
4A Entrance 33/R/B/Y/T

Apron 4B: 49/R/B/W/T
Surface: concrete

Apron 5

890x320

(271x97)

PCC

Apron 5A: GRV N
Surface: gravel

Apron 5B: Closed
Apron 5C: Closed

Apron 5D: 19/R/B/W/T
Surface: concrete

Apron 6

530x200

(161x61)

PCC

21/R/B/W/T

Apron 7

     

PCN 71 R/C/W/T on stands 54 to 59
PCN 55 R/C/W/T on stands 50 to 53
Surface: concrete

Apron 8a

TBD

TBD

PCC

48/R/B/W/T
Surface: concrete

Apron 8B

   

PCC

48/R/B/W/T
Surface: concrete

Apron 8C

   

AC

34/R/B/W/T
Surface: concrete

Apron 8D

     

Closed
UNK
Surface: concrete

Apron 8E

70x45

 

PCC

UNK
Surface: concrete

Apron 9A

TBD

TBD

PCC

49/R/A/W/T
Surface: concrete

Apron 9B

   

PCC

63/R/A/W/T
Surface: concrete

Apron 9C

     

63/R/A/W/T
Surface: concrete

Apron 10

TBD

TBD

PCC

60/R/A/W/T
Surface: concrete

remarks: No hangar space available for transient aircraft. For helicopters: Four positions marked with large white ‘H’ signs on TWY Bravo and Hotel.

Runway and Taxiway markings and lights

RWY

Approach:
typo/length/intensity

THR

Visual app. slope:
typo/system

Touchdown zone

RWY centerline

RWY edge: length/space
space/colour

RWY end colour

stopway

11

Simple app
1378 (420mt)/HI

green

3.5 degrees PAPI

N

markings

11483(3500mt)/197 (60mt)
white, last 968(600mt) Yellow/HI

red

N

29

Precision app cat I
2953 (900mt)/HI

green

3.5 degrees PAPI
49 (15mt)

N

markings

11483(3500mt)/197 (60mt)
white, last 968(600mt) Yellow/HI

red

N

Local Traffic Regulations and Flight Procedures
  1. The Commander of Kabul International Airport (COMKAIA) is the sole authority to close Kabul International Airport to all or selected traffic. Closure times and affected air traffic shall be published in a NOTAM.
  2. FSO and ATC may temporarily suspend air operations for safety or traffic saturation. ATC will immediately inform Air Ops and adjacent ATC facilities of any suspensions.
  3. ATC may temporarily suspend air operations due to weather conditions approaching or below SVFR minima. If weather is forecast to be below SVFR for greater than 30 minutes, ATC shall advice COMKAIA, via Air Ops, to close the airfield for weather conditions. Upon closure, ATC shall notify all adjacent ATC facilities. COMKAIA may delegate the authority to close the airport due to weather conditions.
  4. All aircraft captains are to receive Prior Permission Request (PPR) approval prior to any flight to or from the airport.

remarks: Please refer to the AIP for detailed information.

Other information


Rescue and fire fighting services

RFF ICAO category 9 (see AIP)

Snow removal equipment availability

(see AIP)

Cargo and passenger handling equipment

(see AIP)

Fuel and oil types

(see AIP)

Custom and immigration

N/A

Taxes

N/A

Medical facilities

H24 available on request on both military and civilian side

Restaurant

A (in the airport and town)

Hotels

A (in the town)

Bank/Post office

A (in the town)

Transportation

Bus, taxi available. There is one main asphalt highway from the city to the airfield. Highway is sufficiently wide for 4 lanes. Heavily utilized by pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Explanation of data codes: A-Available N-None U-Unknown N/A- Not Available N/D-Not Determined CON-Concrete ASP-Asphalt GRV-Gravel PCN-Paveway Classification Number LCN-Load Classification Number