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Bost Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorMinistry of Transport and Civil Aviation
LocationLashkar Gah
Elevation751 m (2464 ft)

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Bost Airport is located on the east bank of the Helmand River in Afghanistan, 5 mi (8 km) north of the junction of the Helmand and Arghandab rivers. The Airport was established in 1957 by the cooperation of United States. In 2008, a large project commenced to rehabilitate the current airport as well as make an industrial and agricultural park. The overall budget of this project was US$52 million donated by USAID. On 4 June 2009, the new runway and terminal were inaugurated by a delegation of high government officials and the Ambassadors of the US and UK. The new asphalt runway is 2,300m long and 43m wide which takes makes it the third longest runway in Afghanstan. Currently Ariana Afghan Airlines has regular flights between Lashkar Gah and other cities.

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