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