Pe@rson
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Domestic Flights In Afghanistan

Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:23 am

I plan to travel in Afghanistan next year. While I hope to travel overland (it is a much better way to see a country) I might fly at least once (for the fun). However, I cannot find the domestic schedules of Ariana, not least because they're not listed on its website. So, does anyone know how I can acquire them? What about other Afghani airlines' websites?
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RE: Domestic Flights In Afghanistan

Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:34 am

Current schedules Kabul Herat
TNKBLHEA/AYY
** AMADEUS - TN ** HEA HERAT.AF 28JUL05 04AUG05
1 FG 257 7 KBL HEA 0700 0830 0 03JUL05 --- AN4 1:30
2 FG 255 4 KBL HEA 0700 0830 0 07JUL05 --- AN4 1:30
3 FG 251 X15 KBL HEA 0800 0910 0 21APR05 --- 727 1:10
4 FG 253 15 KBL HEA 0800 0910 0 22APR05 --- 727 1:10
5 NR 103 1 KBL HEA 0800 0930 0 04JUL05 --- AN4 1:30
6 RQ 913 3 KBL HEA 0900 1100 0 06JUL05 --- AN4 2:00
7 RQ 903 1346 KBL HEA 1130 1230 0 01JUN05 --- 732 1:00

Schedules Kabul - Mazar i Sharif
TNKBLMZR/AYY
** AMADEUS - TN ** MZR MAZAR I SHARIF.AF 28JUL05 04AUG05
1 NR 101 6 KBL MZR 0800 0900 0 02JUL05 --- AN4 1:00
2 FG 265 15 KBL MZR 1200 1310 0 22APR05 --- AN4 1:10
3 FG 253 15 KBL MZR 0800 1100 1 22APR05 --- 727 3:00
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Currently no scheduled flights Kabul - Kandahar.

If you think of any other city pairs, let me know and I can look. Of course these are for guidance only, I don't think the flights run too well to schedule.
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RE: Domestic Flights In Afghanistan

Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:45 am

Cheers, young man!

I was expecting KBL-Herat and KBL-Mazer-I Sharif. Other routes are (or at least were) operated from KBL to destinations in the north, although only once- to thrice-weekly (depending on the route). I do not currently have the list of routes in my possession.

There is surely sufficient demand for KBL-Kandahar. I suspect that the reason that it does not currently operate is because that area (i.e. the south*) is currently a dangerous area.

What are the other airlines stated in your reply?



* The SE and the road from Herat to Kabul via the south and Kandahar are also dangerous at the moment.

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RE: Domestic Flights In Afghanistan

Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:48 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
What are the other airlines stated in your reply?

NR = Pamir Air
RQ = Kam Air

I was surprised by the lack of flights to Kandahar - maybe because the area is dangerous, or just the airport.
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RE: Domestic Flights In Afghanistan

Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:57 am

Whats their fleet like.I heard a few Ex IC A300s were Gifted too.
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RE: Domestic Flights In Afghanistan

Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:58 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):
I was surprised by the lack of flights to Kandahar - maybe because the area is dangerous, or just the airport.

Or both. Still, I expect them to resume sometime.

While we're discussing Afghanistan, I wonder how FG's international routes are performing. I know that they should, in theory, do well, but I don't know the facts.

If or when a London link is resumed, what frequency do you think would suffice? Do you think that it would operate non-stop or via somewhere? If the latter, where? It'd add less than 100 NMs via SVO; less than 50 via BAK; and just over 150 via THR. Do you think that it would be a suitable route for BMed? The route would require a stop if operated by either the 320 or 321. As FG has A300B4 machines, they might be able to do it non-stop (A.net's aircraft stats states that its maximum range with maximum fuel is 3,400 NMS. The route would be under 3,200 NMs), but then it might have to stop enroute. I wonder how much cargo KBL-LON-KBL would generate.

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RE: Domestic Flights In Afghanistan

Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:00 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Whats their fleet like.I heard a few Ex IC A300s were Gifted too.

Visit their website: http://www.flyariana.com

It has: 3 A300s; 4 727s; and 1 AN24.
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RE: Domestic Flights In Afghanistan

Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:37 pm

They also have one A310-300 on wet-lease from Jordan Aviation.
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RE: Domestic Flights In Afghanistan

Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:41 pm

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 7):
They also have one A310-300 on wet-lease from Jordan Aviation

Oh yes. I forgot about that. It isn't listed on its website, either.
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