Erbil Airport Sets New Records

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%.

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In all services from EIA access 18 countries and 30 different cities.

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