Ariana Afghan flights & tickets

Afghanistan's national carrier and largest airline is Ariana Afghan Airlines, informally known as Ariana. The airline is dedicated to becoming the best airline in the Middle East by providing safe flights and great customer service to all their passengers.

Ariana Afghan Airlines is headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan. The airline flies domestically to Kabul, Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif as well as internationally to countries like Turkey, Russia and India. Ariana Airlines has no Canadian destinations.

Ariana was founded in 1955 and currently has a fleet of four aircraft. In 2006, Ariana and all Afghani airlines were banned in the European Union, meaning their airplanes cannot enter any EU country's airspace.

Why Fly Ariana Afghan Airlines

How to Check-in

The Ariana Airlines check-in process will vary depending on the airport you fly out of. Some airports will have quick, convenient check-in kiosks available. Those that don't will have a staffed customer service counter to help you check in. There is currently no mobile or online check-in service.

Passengers are requested to arrive and check in at the airport at least three hours before flight departure.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Ariana Airlines carry-on luggage allowance is one small bag or suitcase no heavier than 7kgs. On some flights, you may be permitted to bring a laptop or other personal item in addition to your one piece of allowed luggage.

The Ariana Airlines checked baggage allowance ranges from 20kgs to 40kgs. The allowable amount varies based on your flight destination and ticket type. Business class passengers are generally permitted 10kgs more than economy class passengers.


As a small, budget airline, Ariana Airlines leg room will not be ideal, but the low ticket price should make up for it. If your flight is long, your best bet is to book a business class ticket. However, since there are only a handful of business class seats per plane, you will need to book your Ariana flight well in advance to ensure a more comfortable travel experience.

Ariana Loyalty Club

The Ariana Loyalty Club is Ariana Afghan Airline's membership program. To earn miles, you will need to sign up with the Club and enter your membership number each time you book a flight. Miles are earned based on flight distance - the further you fly, the more miles you will earn.

The Ariana Loyalty Club consists of three tiers: Blue, Silver and Gold. Members will need to earn 25,000 miles to move up to the Silver tier and earn rewards like priority check-in and extra baggage allowance. At 75,000 miles, the Gold tier offers perks like lounge access and seat upgrades.

Booking Fees

Tickets can be purchased online using a credit card or through an authorized travel agent. The cost to change your Ariana Airlines ticket will vary depending on your destination, up to around $10 CAD. Within 24 hours of your flight, the change fee doubles. Cancellation fees start at around $20 CAD. On international flights and with less than 24 hours' notice, the fee jumps to $300 CAD.

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