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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, 2017

Safi Airways had their operations suspended by AfCAA following an outstanding tax bill has restarted [status change]

September 8, 2016

Safi Airways operations are suspended by AfCAA following its failure to settle an outstanding tax bill [status change]

December 13, 2015

Oxus Air - unsure of details as yet [added]

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Status Operating Dates

AJI (Afghan Jet International)   

Active

2014 - date

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Ariana Afghan Airlines   

Active

1956 - date

^ 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   

Renamed

1955 - 1956

^ 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   

Renamed

1985 - 1988

^ 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   

Renamed

1967 - 1985

^ 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   

Inactive

1996 - 1997

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Balkh Airlines   

Inactive

2005* - 2006*

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Bamiyan Airlines   

Inactive

1997 - 1997

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East Horizon Airlines   

Active

2012 - date

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

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Kabul Air   

Unsure

2007 - 2008*

^ Comments : Kabul Air was formed in 2006

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Kam Air (KamAir)   

Active

2003 - date

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Kam Cargo   

Not started

(2010)

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Khyber Afghan Airlines   

Active

2001* - date

^ Comments : Khyber Afghan Airlines was founded in 2001

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MarcoPolo Airways   

Inactive

2003 - 2004

^ Comments : MarcoPolo Airways was formed in 2003

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Oxus Air   

Not started

(2015)

^ Comments : Oxus Air - unsure of details as yet

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Pamir Airways   

Inactive

1995 - 2011

^ Comments : Pamir Airways was founded in 1995

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Safi Airways   

Active

2007 - date

^ 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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