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Pamir Airways

Pamir Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1994
Commenced operations 1995
Ceased operations 2011
Hubs Kabul International Airport
Fleet size 5 (upon closure)
Destinations 10 (upon closure)
Company slogan Fly with confidence
Headquarters Kabul, Afghanistan
Key people Sherkhan Farnood (Chairman)

Pamir Airways was a privately owned airline headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan,[1] operating scheduled passenger flights out of Kabul International Airport. The company name is derived from the Pamir Mountains and translates "roof of the world".


  • History 1
  • Destinations 2
  • Fleet 3
  • Incidents and accidents 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


As the first private airline in the history of the country, Pamir Airways was issued an Air Operator's Certificate in 1994[1] by the authorities then in charge of civil aviation in the Islamic State of Afghanistan. Flight operations were launched in 1995 with an initial fleet of one Boeing 707-300 and two Antonov An-12 aircraft.

In April 2008, Pamir Airways was taken over by a group of Afghan businessmen under the leadership of

  • Official website

External links

  1. ^ a b Pamir Airways entry at
  2. ^ a b "Afghan Elite Borrowed Freely From Kabul Bank". The New York Times. 28 March 2011. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Afghan Elite Borrowed Freely From Kabul Bank". The New York Times. 28 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Pamir Airways flight schedule retrieved 25 April 2011.
  6. ^ Pamir Airways fleet list at
  7. ^ Afghan Official: Passenger Plane Crashes
  8. ^ Afghan passenger flight reported missing
  9. ^ "Britons in Afghan aeroplane crash".  


Incidents and accidents

Over the years, Pamir Airways operated the following aircraft types:[6]


During the Hajj season, Pamir Airways played a major role in taking Afghan pilgrims to Saudi Arabia (9,000 in 2004 and 15,000 in 2005).

A Pamir Airways Boeing 737-400 shortly after take-off at Dubai International Airport in 2009.

Upon closure, Pamir Airways operated scheduled services to the following destinations:[5]


[4][3] As a consequence, the license of the airline was withdrawn, officially due to the poor safety record on 19 March 2011.[2]

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