Business is booming at Sulaimaniyah International Airport, with more than 2,000 flights since the beginning of 2010.
From January 2010 to the end of August, there were 2,381 flights to and from the airport, Dana Mohammad the media director of the airport, told AKnews.
A total of 107,581 passengers have flown through the airport during this period. Of this figure, 55,060 were inbound passengers, including 40,962 foreigners, according to Mohammed.
On average there were 10 flights daily through the airport in the first eight months of 2010.
In Nov. 2003, the current prime minister of Kurdistan, Barham Salih [Barham Saleh], laid the foundation stone of Sulaimaniyah International Airport and two years later in July 2005 the airport was inaugurated.