Erbil International Airport continued to grow in 2013 as new milestones for passengers, cargo and aircraft movements were set.
The airport broke through the one million passengers a year milestone in late October and in total 1,193, 783 passengers passed through the airport, a growth rate of 26%.
June, 2013, broke new records for passenger handling with 122,028 passing through the airport. Since 2006, the average growth rate per annum is 28.2%.
Cargo tonnage continued its rise with 38,572 tonnes processed, a 40.4% increase on 2012.
Aircraft movement continued to rise also, with passenger movements up 35% and cargo movements up 29%.
2013 again underlined the role of EIA as an entry and departure point for Iraq, with 90.3% of passengers departing to, or arriving from, international destinations and only 9.7% travelling on domestic routes.
The top three international destinations are : Turkey, 27.2%, UAE, 16.8% and Jordan, 8.5%.
In all services from EIA access 18 countries and 30 different cities.