Tag Archives | Airport

The latest news on Iraq airports – security, airport construction, expansion, investment – brought to you by Iraq Business News

Iraq to Upgrade Airports in Bid to Attract More Airlines

According to a report in Gulf News, the Iraqi government is approving master plans for airport investment around the country as it seeks to attract more airlines. A vision for the expansion of Baghdad International Airport has been in place for the past five years, but the government has now approved the master plan, said […]

Annajaf Airport Reopens

Annajaf International Airport Administration said that the airport has resumed receiving Arab and International aircraft. In fact, the airport received two airplanes from Bahrain transporting dozens of passengers. The airport supervisor Sadek Al Labban said that the first airplane was from Gulf Airlines carrying 120 passengers and the second was from Bahrain Airlines with dozens […]

Minister Forecasted Partial Opening of Najaf Airport

Minister of Transport Aamer Abduljabbar said on Thursday that Najaf airport will be partially opened in the coming 48 hours. The Najaf council threatened last Monday (April 12) to declare civil disobedience and to close all the local departments if the central government refused to reopen Najaf’s international airport within 3 days. Intelligence reports stated […]

Al Najaf Airport Closed Until Further Notice

Al Najaf airport supervisor Sadek Al Labban said that the airport will stay closed until further notice while the current administration of the airport affiliated to Al Najaf local government refuses to give the right of management to Iraq Ministry of Transportation considering that it is an investment project. Official authorities had closed Baghdad and […]

Chinese Plans for Bateera Airport

The local government is studying a project put forward by CNPC, Total and Petronas, which invest in al-Halfaya oil field, to turn al-Bateera military airport into a civil one,” the head of the investment commission in the Missan provincial council, Muhsin al-Bakhati said.

Test Flights Begin at Erbil Airport.

Stafford Clarry, Erbil airport director said that the first aircraft arrived yesterday from Turkey, and it landed on the new airport runway , which is scheduled to go through a development phase lasting several months. The new airport features a runway 4800 m long and 90 m width which is the longest runway in Middle […]

Aviation in Iraq: New Beginnings

The Iraqi aviation sector is experiencing a surge of demand and is making strides in the development of its infrastructure, fleet and services. “This is an exciting period in the re-establishment of the Iraqi aviation industry,” observes William Wakeham, Managing Director of Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers.  Iraq’s Ministry of transportation has recently announced (on March […]

U.S.'s Leedco Wins Iraq Airport Contract

Leedco Engineers Inc, the privately held Californian engineering consultancy, has won a $50 million contract for construction of an international airport in Iraq, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The airport is to be built in Salahuddine Province in northern Iraq as an alternative to Baghdad International Airport, said Jewher Hamad al-Fahel, the head of the province's […]

Baghdad Construction Projects

This month (March 2010), investment permits have been awarded to several projects in Baghdad including companies working in the fields of housing, tourism and hotels. “Eight investment permits have been given to a number of companies. Housing projects were given a priority,” the Investment Commission in Baghdad said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq […]

Erbil's New Airport: a Week's Work in a Day

By Aiyob Mawloodi Erbil's new international airport is expected to shoulder a heavy load in the development of the city, the region, and the country. The General Manager of Erbil's new airport, Mr. Stafford Clarry, announced in a press conference on Wednesday, March 24, that the new Erbil International Airport has started flights as a […]

1st Umra Flight to Jeddah Airport

The first flight carrying pilgrims has taken off from Ninewa Airport to Jeddah International Airport, a civilian source said on Saturday. “The plane, carrying 223 pilgrims from local residents aboard, took off this afternoon,” the source, who requested anonymity, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Umra is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims […]

New Airport for Salahuddin

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Board has given its approval for plans for a new international airport in Salahuddin  province, Meed has reported. The $140m airport will have capacity for some two million passengers every year, and will comprise one runway and one taxiway, the Salahuddin Investment Commission said. The airport is expected to open in […]