Kabul International Airport

Flight status, departures, arrivals, security, facilities

Kabul International Airport

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Flight statusInternational departuresSecurity checkLuggageGround transportationAirport facilities

Abu Dhabi (AUH), UAE:

Safi Airways  – arrives at Terminal 1 Abu Dhabi airport

Ankara (ESB), Turkey:


Bahrain (BAH), Bahrain:

Safi Airways

Delhi (DEL), India:

Kam Air – arrives at Terminal 3 New Delhi airport
Air India – arrives at Terminal 3 New Delhi airport
Ariana – arrives at Terminal 3 New Delhi airport
Spice Jet – arrives at Terminal 3 New Delhi airport

Dubai (DXB), UAE:

flydubai – arrives at Terminal 2 Dubai Airport
Kam Air – arrives at Terminal 2 Dubai Airport
Safi Airways  – arrives at Terminal 1 Dubai Airport
Ariana  – arrives at Terminal 2 Dubai Airport

Dushanbe (DYU), Tajikistan:

Kam Air

Islamabad (ISB), Pakistan:

PIA – Pakistan International Airlines

Istanbul (IST), Turkey:

Turkish Airlines


Jeddah (JED), Saudi Arabia:


Kuwait City (KWI), Kuwait;


Mashad (MHD), Iran:

Iran Aseman Airlines

Moscow (SVO), Russia:


Sharjah (SHJ), UAE:


Urumqi (URC), China;


At Kabul International Airport you can expect couple security check points.
These tips will help you to be more prepared for security check.
  • If you’ve been drinking water/juice etc, throw the bottle away before you get to airport security, as you won’t be allowed to take it in with you.
  • In line with international regulations, if you are taking liquids or gels in your hand luggage, remember that you may only take containers of 100ml or less, and they must all fit into a one liter resealable plastic bag. If you don’t comply with these regulations, your liquids could be confiscated.
  • All hand luggage will be X-ray screened and you will pass through a metal detector.
  • You could be asked to place your mobile phone, keys and metal objects in a tray to go through the scanner, so make sure these are easily accessible, together with your liquids and gels.
  • You will be asked to pull out your laptop to put through the scanner.
  • You will probably be asked to remove your belt and shoes and possibly your jacket as well, before going through security. Wearing shoes that are easily removed will make things simpler for you.
  • Pushchairs and walking aids will be X-ray screened.
  • Wheelchairs will be thoroughly searched.
  • If you are taking prescription medications or syringes with you, each item should be in its original container and you should carry the prescription with you.

Luggage regulations / Baggage policy

Checked luggage

Make sure you are familiar with the rules that apply for all luggage you will be checking in at the airport:

  • Your total luggage weight allowance and the maximum dimensions of each piece of luggage depends on the airline you’re flying with, your class of travel and the route you’re flying. Check your airline’s website or contact them directly. Airlines will charge you if these limits exceeded.
  • Before your baggage will be accepted at check-in, you must answer the security questions asked by the member of staff serving you at the check-in counter.
  • As per aviation safety regulations, certain substances are restricted or prohibited from carriage on board.

Things you shouldn’t pack in your checked baggage:

  • fragile or perishable items
  • valuable items like money and jewellery
  • computers and other electronic devices which might contain personal data
  • any medication that you might need during your flight or trip
  • important documents like passports and visas

Hand (Cabin) luggage

  • The amount of hand luggage you bring on board with you, depends on the airline you’re flying with, your class of travel and the route you’re flying. Check your airline’s website or contact them directly.
  • International regulations apply concerning any Liquids, Aerosols & Gels carried in hand luggage. All liquids must be in containers of maximum of 100ml, and these should fit into a clear resealable plastic bag of maximum 1 litre capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm).

Carry-on baggage must be stowed in the aircraft cabin which limits baggage to a size, weight and shape to fit under a passenger seat or in a storage compartment.
Cabin baggage should have maximum length of 22 in (55 cm), width of 18 in (45 cm) and depth of 10 in (23 cm). These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc.
Carry-on items must remain with the passenger at all times and are the responsibility of the passenger.

Liquids Regulations – Hand Luggage

In order to new global security guidelines issued by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, all passengers flying from Kabul International Airport – or transiting through Kabul – will be subjected to restrictions on the carriage of certain items in their hand baggage.
New security screening measures at Kabul International Airport mean all liquids, gels, pastes and aerosols must be placed in re-sealable transparent plastic bags of certain dimensions.

Key features of the new guidelines are :

  • All liquids, gels, pastes and aerosols in containers (eg; tubes, bottles, cans and jars) must each not exceed 100ml. Liquids, gels, pastes and aerosols in excess of 100ml will not be accepted, even if their containers are part-filled
  • These items must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 litre. These must fit comfortably within the transparent plastic bag, which must be completely closed
  • The size of the plastic bag must not exceed 20cm x 20cm (8 inches x 8 inches)
  • The plastic bag must be presented for visual examination at the airport security screening point. Only one transparent plastic bag per passenger will be permitted to be carried
  • Exemptions will be made for medication, for which prescriptions / medical certificates are required. Baby milk / food and special dietary foods are also exempt
  • To facilitate screening and to avoid a cluttered X-ray image, transparent plastic bags with 100ml containers must be presented separately from other cabin baggage, coats, jackets and laptop computers for X-ray screening at all screening points
  • Passengers are warned that items exceeding the allowed limits will not be permitted to be carried within the hand baggage


Dangerous goods and baggage

Some governments have directed that for safety reasons, all knives, sharp objects or cutting implements of any kind and of any length, whether of metal or other material, and some sporting goods must be packed in checked baggage. They cannot be carried in the cabin baggage nor on your person.

These items include (but are not limited to):

  • knives (including household cutlery) and knife-like objects
  • box cutters
  • corkscrews
  • straight razors
  • metal nail files
  • scissors of any kind and of any length
  • dangerous goods (hazardous materials (unless approved))
  • sharp pointed/penetrating objects and sporting goods such as bats
  • bows and arrows
  • cues
  • darts
  • golf clubs and sling shots (catapults)
  • martial arts devices
  • real/toy/replica weapons (whether plastic or metal)

These articles are likely to be removed and not returned.

If you require the use of medical syringes in flight, such as for insulin, you need documented proof of the medical need and ensure that the material is professionally packed and labelled. If it is not, the medication is likely to be removed.

Some items cannot be carried in checked baggage – for instance gas canisters, lighters, fireworks. If you are concerned that something that you wish to pack may not be allowed then check with your airline. Items that are considered to be too dangerous for checked baggage will be removed and probably not returned to you.

Check with your travel agent or directly with the airline concerned.

Afghan Logistics & Tours provides probably the safest way to get around Kabul. Airport pickups cost approx. 20$; similar price is airport drop-off. Trip around the town costs around 10$.

It is recommended to book your taxi in advance.
Afghan Logistics +93 777 44 33 11

Flight ticket sale offices:

Travel Agencies:
Coffee Shops:
  • Alkozay Tea & Coffee shop


  • AWCC – Afghan Wireless store
  • Bank
  • Kabul Star Hotel – Airport Division branch | check other hotels in Kabul
  • Ministry of Tourism Office
  • souvenir and perfume store


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