Tag Archives | Baghdad International Airport

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 […]

Al-Burhan Group acquires BIAP Hotel

Al-Burhan Group has taken over the management of Baghdad International Airport Hotel in a joint partnership with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA). The hotel consists of 100 rooms, a fitness centre with sauna and steam room, the hotel also benefits from having a conference Centre, meeting rooms, exhibition space, large landscaped gardens and ample […]

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 […]

Minister to Brief Parliament on Duty-Free Contracts

In May of this year, we reported claims that Iraq’s anti-corruption bodies were investigating the contract to operate the duty-free shops at Baghdad and Basra airports, following reports of corruption from Al-Ahad TV. According to a new report from Al-Ahad TV, and to documents recently received by Iraq Business News (see below), the Iraqi Parliament has […]

Iraq Duty Free Responds to Allegations

Iraq Duty Free has responded to allegations regarding the renewal of its contract to run the duty free concessions at Baghdad and Basra airports in Iraq. According to the statement from its CEO, Ahmed Kamal, the owner of company has not been convicted of "any crime of punishment that deprives the freedom in Iraq." His […]

Iraqi Airspace Flight Restrictions Relaxed

By John Lee. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reduced its flight restrictions in Iraqi airspace, though some restrictions will remain in place. It had previously prohibited all US civilian flight operations over the country due to risks relating to the armed conflict with the Islamic State group. Rudaw quotes a statement from […]

New Helipad at Al-Rasheed Hotel

By John Lee. Al-Burhan Airways has opened a new helipad at Al-Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad. A spokesman for the company told Iraq Business News that it's planning to use the new facility to serve the sponsors of Frontier Exchange's Iraq Banking & Investment Summit, being held on 2nd and 3rd of December, by providing a […]

Saudia Resumes Flights to Baghdad after 27 years

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, began operating nonstop flights between the airline’s hub in Jeddah and the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Monday. The route will commence as a daily service until November 15, with double-daily frequency thereafter. A single-class Airbus A330 will be deployed on the route, featuring […]

Former Dyncorp employee Pleads Guilty in Iraq Scam

By John Lee. The Washington Post reports that a former DynCorp International employee has admitted to helped cheat the US State Department out of millions of dollars in Iraq. Jose Rivera, aged 57, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, acknowledging that he helped convince his employers to rent a camp at Baghdad International Airport at […]