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Most road building occurred in the 1960’s, funded by the U.S. and other international partners. In1964, a road and tunnel was built through the Salang tunnel, connecting northern and southern Afghanistan. A highway connecting the principal cities of Heart, Kandahar, Ghazni, and Kabul with links to highways in neighboring Pakistan formed the primary road system.

Since 2001, many sections of Afghanistan’s highway and regional road system are undergoing significant reconstruction. The U.S., with assistance from Japan, completed building a highway linking Kabul to the southern regional capital, Kandahar. Construction has begun on the next phase of highway reconstruction between Kandahar and the western city of Herat. The Asian Development Bank is nearing completion on a road reconstruction project between Kandahar and Spin Boldak, located at the south-eastern border with Pakistan.

There are more than forty thousand taxies in Kabul. Fares are negotiated with the driver before boarding.

Many buses are available inside Kabul and its suburban areas.

Air Travel

Airlines based in Afghanistan:

Ariana Afghan Airlines
Ariana is Afghanistan’s national airline. They run domestic and international routes, including flights to
New Delhi, Islamabad, Dubai, Moscow, Istanbul, Tehran, and Frankfurt.
Website: http://www.flyariana.com

Kam Air
Kam Air is Afghanistan’s first private airline. They operate between Kabul and Dubai.
Phone: +93 (79) 001-100
E-mail: info@flykamair.com
To book flight or check schedule, visit http://www.flykamair.com/
Airlines based outside Afghanistan that serve Afghan cities:

Air Arabia
Travel between 28 cities in the Middle East & South Asia. Direct flights from Sharja, UAE to Kabul.
Website: http://www.airarabia.com

Azerbaijani Airlines
Flies from Baku, Azerbaijan to 15 regional cities in Europe, Asia, & the Middle East. Flights run very
Monday and Wednesday from Baku to Kabul.
Phone 1: +994 (12) 493-4004
Phone 2: +994 (12) 493-7121
E-mail: booking@azal.az
Website: http://www.azal.az

Pactec International
This humanitarian organization flies individuals from Islamabad to Kabul once a week.
Tel: +93 (70) 260-203
E-mail: airops-afg@pactec.net

Pakistan International Airlines
Website: http://www.piac.com.pk/

Afghan Airports:


240 Argyle Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, K2P-1B9 | Phone: (613) 563-4223 / 65 | Fax: (613) 563-4962 | contact@afghanembassy.ca