Bamyan Airport (IATA: BIN, ICAO: OABN) is an airport serving the city of Bamyan in Afghanistan. It is sited alongside a large military base which, until April 2013, was known as Forward Operating Base Kiwibase and was home to coalition troops including USA, New Zealand, and Malaysia, as well as a detachment of police from Europe (EUPOL) and various aid agencies, and was the base of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (NZPRT) run by New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The airport is used by small fixed-wing aircraft, larger aircraft capable of short take off and landing (including C130 Hercules), and rotary-wing aircraft. A number of civilian airlines, including Embassy Air, land at Bamyan as well as various aid agencies and military forces. Coalition rotary aircraft usually land within the confines of the adjacent Kiwibase, which has a fuel farm capable of refuelling aircraft. Bamyan is a very challenging airport to land and take off from. The airport consists of a long dirt-and-gravel airstrip, on which aircraft have been known to suffer punctures. Aircraft usually land from the east regardless of wind conditions due to the high cliffs off the north-western corner.
Latitude: 34° 48' 18.59" N
Longitude: 67° 49' 2.99" E
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