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Afghanistan is a republic in south-western Asia, bordered on the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan; on the east by China and the part of the disputed territory of Jammu and KashmÓr controlled by Pakistan; on the south by Pakistan; and on the west by Iran. Afghanistan was a monarchy from 1747 to 1973, when the king was overthrown by military officers and the country was proclaimed a republic; the republic dissolved in 1992 as the country erupted in civil war. Afghanistan lies across ancient trade and invasion routes from Central Asia into India. This position has been the greatest influence on its history because the invaders often settled there. Today the population includes many different ethnic groups. Most of the present borders of the country were drawn up in the 19th century, when Afghanistan became a buffer state, or neutral zone, between Russia and British India. K‚bul is the capital and largest city
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January 10, 2017Safi Airways had their operations suspended by AfCAA following an outstanding tax bill has restarted [status change]
September 8, 2016Safi Airways operations are suspended by AfCAA following its failure to settle an outstanding tax bill [status change]
December 13, 2015Oxus Air - unsure of details as yet [added]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

AJI (Afghan Jet International)   

2014 - date

Active

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Ariana Afghan Airlines   

1956 - date

Active

^ Comments : ARIANA was formed as ARYANA AIRLINES on 27Jan1955 by India's Indamer. Renamed to current name in 1956. Took over BAKHTAR ALWATANA in 1988. National carrier of Afganistan offering scheduled services, both domestic and international out of Kabul Airport. Ceased operating after Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and it's consequential attack on Afghanistan. Restarted operations in early 2002 with help from Air India

^ Genealogy : Aryana Airlines >Ariana Afghan Airlines >>Bakhtar Afghan Airlines >>Ariana Afghan Airlines

Aryana Airlines   

1955 - 1956

Renamed

^ Comments : ARIANA was formed as ARYANA AIRLINES on 27Jan1955 by India's Indamer. Renamed to current name in 1956. Took over BAKHTAR ALWATANA in 1988. National carrier of Afganistan offering scheduled services, both domestic and international out of Kabul Airport. Ceased operating after Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and it's consequential attack on Afghanistan. Restarted operations in early 2002 with help from Air India

^ Genealogy : Aryana Airlines >Ariana Afghan Airlines >>Bakhtar Afghan Airlines >>Ariana Afghan Airlines

Bakhtar Afghan Airlines   

1985 - 1988

Renamed

^ Comments : Bakhtar Afghan Airlines was formed as Bakhtar Alwatana & commenced operations in 1967. Renamed in 1985 [ARIANA was formed as ARYANA AIRLINES on 27Jan1955 by India's Indamer. Renamed to current name in 1956. Took over BAKHTAR ALWATANA in 1988. National carrier of Afganistan offering scheduled services, both domestic and international out of Kabul Airport. Ceased operating after Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and it's consequential attack on Afghanistan. Restarted operations in early 2002 with help from Air India]

^ Genealogy : Bakhtar Alwatana >Bakhtar Afghan Airlines >>Ariana Afghan Airlines

Bakhtar Alwatana   

1967 - 1985

Renamed

^ Comments : Bakhtar Afghan Airlines was formed as Bakhtar Alwatana & commenced operations in 1967. Renamed in 1985 [ARIANA was formed as ARYANA AIRLINES on 27Jan1955 by India's Indamer. Renamed to current name in 1956. Took over BAKHTAR ALWATANA in 1988. National carrier of Afganistan offering scheduled services, both domestic and international out of Kabul Airport. Ceased operating after Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and it's consequential attack on Afghanistan. Restarted operations in early 2002 with help from Air India]

^ Genealogy : Bakhtar Alwatana >Bakhtar Afghan Airlines >>Ariana Afghan Airlines

Balkh Airlines   

1996 - 1997

Inactive

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Balkh Airlines   

2005* - 2006*

Inactive

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Bamiyan Airlines   

1997 - 1997

Inactive

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East Horizon Airlines   

2012 - date

Active

^ Comments : East Horizon Airlines was formed in 2011 & started its cargo operations with flights between Faryab and Hera

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Kabul Air   

2007 - 2008*

Status?

^ Comments : Kabul Air was formed in 2006

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Kam Air (KamAir)   

2003 - date

Active

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Kam Cargo   

(2010)

Began?

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Khyber Afghan Airlines   

2001* - date

Active

^ Comments : Khyber Afghan Airlines was founded in 2001

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MarcoPolo Airways   

2003 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments : MarcoPolo Airways was formed in 2003

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Oxus Air   

(2015)

Began?

^ Comments : Oxus Air - unsure of details as yet

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Pamir Airways   

1995 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments : Pamir Airways was founded in 1995

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Safi Airways   

2007 - date

Active

^ Comments : Safi Airways was established in 2006 & launched services in Nov2007 with flights between Kabul and Sharjah. Operations suspended by AfCAA following its failure to settle an outstanding tax bill. Restarted

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