Iraq airports - list of international airports in Iraq

Airports in Iraq

Airports in Iraq

The Republic of Iraq in the Middle East is not a tourist destination at all. Military conflicts and political instability make the country very dangerous for potential travelers. Iraqi airports operate in a limited mode and changes in the flight schedule are possible at any time.
Russian citizens can reach Iraq on the wings of Egypt Air via Cairo, Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi, Pegasus Airlines with a stopover in Istanbul and Qatar Airways with a connection in Doha. Travel time will be about 6 hours.

Iraq International Airports

Among the airports in Iraq, three air harbors have international status:

  • The main air gate of the country is located 16 km west of the capital of Iraq. The international airport in Baghdad is home to the local Iraqi Airways.
  • The second largest is the Basra International Airport. The city where the airport is located is located in the southeast of the country.
  • The third international airport Erbil operates in Iraqi Kurdistan in the north of the state.

Transfer from passenger terminals is best done using pre-ordered transport from a selected hotel. Taking a taxi or using public transportation in Iraq can be unsafe.

Metropolitan direction

The Iraqi airport in Baghdad, which opened in 1979, used to be named after Saddam Hussein. In 2003, it came under the control of the US Army as a result of the military operation in Iraq, and in 2004 it was returned to the Iraqi government. At the same time, the national air carrier Iraqi Airways resumed regular flights to the Middle East, and then to some European capitals and Asian states. Today, planes of various airlines regularly land at the Iraqi airport in Baghdad:

  • EgyptAir connects Baghdad with the capital of Egypt.
  • Air Arabia has scheduled flights to and from Sharjah.
  • Gulf Air flies to Bahrain.
  • Mahan Air flies to the airport of the Iranian capital.
  • Middle East Airlines brings passengers from Beirut.
  • Turkish Airlines departs for Istanbul.

Alternate aerodromes

The Iraqi International Airport in Basrah was commissioned in the 80s of the last century. The Gulf War caused the suspension of civil flights from this air harbor until 2004. The first flights were resumed only within the framework of domestic flights, and Basra and Baghdad were connected by the route of the national airline..
The current state of the airport allows it to receive aircraft from other countries, and among the companies cooperating with this air harbor are Jordanian, Turkish, Dubai and Lebanese airlines..
Iraqi Airways operates regular flights from Basra to Amman, Baghdad, Beijing, Dubai, Beirut, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur and Mashhad.
Unfortunately, this Iraqi airport cannot boast of a particularly developed infrastructure, and passengers who have visited it note problems with sanitary condition and air conditioning..


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  • Airports in Iraq
  • Airports in Iraq