Tag Archives | Airports

Kirkuk International Airport Opened

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has announced the opening of Kirkuk International Airport. Transport Minister Nasser Al-Shibli inaugurated the new facility on Sunday. The authority indicated that the airport has completed all international standards and requirements to be ready to receive all flights. (Sources: ICAA, Ministry of Transport)

Iraq Completes Airport Communication System

By John Lee. Iraq's General Company for Air Navigation Services has reportedly announced the completion and activation of its new AMHS ground-to-ground communications system. AMHS (Air Traffic Services Message Handling Services) is a standard for aeronautical ground-ground communications, such as for the transmission of NOTAM, flight plans or meteorological data. According to the report from […]

Chinese Firm discusses Rehabilitation of Nasiriyah Airport

By John Lee. A meeting has been held with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to discuss the the first steps in the rehabilitation of Nasiriyah International Airport. The company signed a contract for the project with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) in June 2021. According to Al Sabaah, he meeting was attended […]

China to Rehabilitate the Nassiriyah International Airport

By John Lee. Iraq and China have signed a contract for the rehabilitation of Nassiriyah International Airport. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi attended the signing on Tuesday. According to Shafaq, the contract was signed by the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) and the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC). (Sources: Govt of Iraq, Shafaq)

France beats Turkey to Big Iraqi Construction Project

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. France scores big Iraqi construction project at Turkey's expense A French company has beaten out a Turkish one for the Mosul airport project; political considerations along with economic concerns seem to […]

Coronavirus cases Top 100,000 as Baghdad Airport Reopens

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's coronavirus cases top 100,000 as Baghdad airport reopens The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iraq exceeded 100,000 on Thursday as the country's airport in Baghdad reopened to commercial flights for the […]

Iraq's Airports Remain Closed amid Rising COVID Cases

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Frustration builds as Iraq's airports remain closed amid rising virus cases When Iraqi aviation authorities first closed airports to commercial passenger flights March 17 in an effort to curb the spread of […]

dnata Recognised for Safety Standards in Erbil

By John Lee. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Iraq, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company and its ground-handling operations at Erbil International Airport (EBL). Tom Alwyn-Jones, General Manager of dnata Erbil, said: "We are thrilled to mark […]

Improved Access to Baghdad International Airport

By John Lee. Authorities in Baghdad are implementing a series of measures to improve passenger access to Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). The measures include the widening of the main road to the airport, the removal of a number of security barriers and allowing vehicles to reach the departure terminals to drop off passengers. These measures […]