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Work Starts at Mid-Euphrates Airport

By John Lee. AFP reports that Iraqi officials laid the cornerstone of a new Mid-Euphrates Airport, 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of Karbala. The $500-million project will be carried out by the UK-based Copperchase, with work supervised by the Khayrat al-Sibtein company, which belongs to the Imam Hussein shrine (pictured). During the ceremony, Karbala Governor […]

Lufthansa Consulting Helps Iraq upgrade Airports

The Iraqi Government and Lufthansa Consulting are continuing their longstanding relationship in order to further enhance the aviation system in Iraq. The country’s Ministry of Transport signed a comprehensive agreement for a long-term strategic advisory and implementation project that will focus on restructuring the national carrier Iraqi Airways and the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) […]

Contractors Invited to Build New Airport

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) has invited contractors to participate in a pre-qualification procedure for the construction of the new Middle Euphrates International Airport (MEIA). Sited near Kerbala [Karbala], the project will be financed by the General Federal Budget of the Republic of Iraq. MEIA will be a domestic and international airport […]

Mid-Euphrates Airport Gets Go-Ahead

The Mid-Euphrates provinces of Babel, Karbala and Najaf have reportedly agreed to build a new airport in Babel province. Babel Deputy Governor, Engineer Ali Abdul Siheil, told AIN that the airport will be built by the French Company EDB at a cost of $2 billion. “There were extended meetings held among the representatives of the […]

Erbil International Airport Wins Int’l Award

An international jury at the Emerging Markets Airport Show in Dubai has voted Erbil International Airport the best airport amongst emerging market airports with less than five million passengers per annum, across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Citing the exceptional growth, 53% in 2012, in passenger numbers to 947,400, and 54% in cargo tonnage, […]