Kandahar Airport Reviews


Kandahar Airport Reviews

Kandahar International Airport (referred to by ISAF as Kandahar Airfield, KAF) (IATA: KDH, ICAO: OAKN) is located 10 miles (16 kilometers) south-east of Kandahar City in Afghanistan. It serves as the nation’s second main international airport and as one of the largest military bases, capable of housing around two hundred military aircraft.

The Kandahar Airport was built in the 1960s by the United States. It was occupied by the Soviets during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan. Following their withdrawal the airport remained in control of Najibullah’s government until he stepped down in 1992. Local warlord Gul Agha Sherzai was in charge of the airport until the Taliban took control of Kandahar in 1994. They were driven out of the country during Operation Enduring Freedom in late 2001. The airport was damaged by U.S. and British bombings in October 2001.

As of 2007, the airport has been repaired and expanded. It is used for both military and civilian flights. Most of the airport is maintained by the U.S. Armed Forces and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), who have large military bases there. The Afghan Armed Forces also has a separate base there. A smaller portion of the airport is used by the 2nd Wing of the Afghan Air Force. The Afghan National Police provides security inside the passenger terminal.

It is sometimes difficult to locate the Kandahar Airport from the sky during day-time because of a lack of contrast with the ground and the usual dust or haze in the area. But during the night the runway is well lit up and can easily be spotted because it is isolated from the population area.


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Forecast for Kandahar_Airport  Precip. Temp. Wind speed
25.02.2018 12:30:00–18:30:24 Cloudy 0 mm 25 °C Gentle breeze from South 4 m/s
18:30:00–24:30:24 Rain 1 mm 21 °C Gentle breeze from Southwest 4 m/s
26.02.2018 00:30:00–06:30:24 Cloudy 0 mm 16 °C Moderate breeze from East 6 m/s
06:30:00–12:30:24 Cloudy 0 mm 15 °C Gentle breeze from South 4 m/s
12:30:00–18:30:24 Heavy rain 5 mm 19 °C Moderate breeze from South-southwest 7 m/s
18:30:00–24:30:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 14 °C Gentle breeze from South 4 m/s
27.02.2018 00:30:00–06:30:24 Fair 0 mm 10 °C Light breeze from Northeast 3 m/s
06:30:00–12:30:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 9 °C Gentle breeze from East-northeast 4 m/s
12:30:00–18:30:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 20 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
18:30:00–24:30:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 19 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
28.02.2018 00:30:00–06:30:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 12 °C Gentle breeze from East 4 m/s
04:30:00–10:30:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 10 °C Light breeze from East-northeast 3 m/s
10:30:00–16:30:24 Light rain <1 mm 20 °C Light breeze from Southeast 2 m/s
16:30:00–22:30:24 Rain 1 mm 20 °C Light breeze from South-southwest 3 m/s
22:30:00–04:30:24 Heavy rain 6 mm 14 °C Gentle breeze from East-southeast 4 m/s
01.03.2018 04:30:00–10:30:24 Rain showers 3 mm 13 °C Light air from East 2 m/s
10:30:00–16:30:24 Heavy rain showers 6 mm 16 °C Gentle breeze from Southwest 3 m/s
16:30:00–22:30:24 Clear sky 0 mm 15 °C Light breeze from South-southwest 2 m/s
22:30:00–04:30:24 Clear sky 0 mm 11 °C Light air from East-southeast 2 m/s
02.03.2018 04:30:00–10:30:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 9 °C Light breeze from Northeast 2 m/s
10:30:00–16:30:24 Rain showers 1 mm 15 °C Light air from West-northwest 1 m/s
16:30:00–22:30:24 Light rain showers <1 mm 16 °C Light breeze from Northwest 2 m/s
22:30:00–04:30:24 Fair 0 mm 10 °C Light breeze from East-southeast 2 m/s