Kam Air


Kam Air

Infobox Airline
airline = Kam Air

logo_size = 125
fleet_size = 12 (+5 orders)
destinations = 14
IATA = RQ
ICAO = KMF
callsign = KAMGAR
parent =
company_slogan =
founded = 2003
headquarters = Kabul, Afghanistan
key_people =
hubs = Kabul International Airport
secondary_hubs =
focus_cities =
frequent_flyer = Go Orange
lounge =
alliance =
subsidiaries =
website = http://www.flykamair.com/

Kam Air is an airline based in Kabul, Afghanistan. It operates scheduled domestic passenger services and international services to Europe, the Middle East and the Asian republics. Its main base is Kabul International Airport.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 99 | date= 2007-04-03]

History

The airline was founded on 31 August 2003 by Zamarai M. Kamgar and was the first privately owned passenger airline in Afghanistan. Its first flight operated on 8 November 2003 between Kabul, Herat and Mazari Sharif with a Boeing 727. Kam Air's first plane was provided by General Abdul Rashid Dostum as payment for supplying Dostum’s army with fuel and food. [ [http://journalism.nyu.edu/portfolio/bestof/2007/001873.html Portfolio at NYU | Best Of: Lord of the Skies - In war-torn Afghanistan, Zamarai Kamgar has built the only private airline.] ]

Destinations

Incidents and accidents

*In September 2004 an Antonov An-24 operated by Kam Air slewed off the runway while landing at Kabul slightly injuring some of the 27 passengers aboard, but the plane was not damaged. Fact|date=June 2007
*A Boeing 737 flown by Kam Air vanished from radar screens on 3 February 2005 as it approached Kabul airport (on a flight from Herat) in poor weather, sparking a massive ANA search operation for the 96 passengers and eight crew. The wreckage of the plane was found on 5 February 2005 in the mountains east of Kabul, but all 104 people aboard had been killed. (See "Kam Air Flight 904" for details.)

Fleet

The Kam Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (at April 2008):

*1 Boeing 727-200
*2 Boeing 737-200 (one aircraft is operated by Eastok Avia)
*2 Boeing 737-800 (which are operated by Pegasus Airlines)
*1 Boeing 767-200
*1 Yakovlev Yak-40

Previously operated

*1 Antonov 24RV
*1 Boeing 767-200 was operated from January 2005, but was disposed of in September 2005.

External links

* [http://www.flykamair.com/ Kam Air]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=RQ&al_op=1 Kam Air Fleet]

References


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