Tag Archives | Erbil International Airport

Iraq Blocks Kurdistan Flights

By John Lee. Cargo flights to and from Erbil and Sulaimanya [Slemani] have reportedly been suspended. A spokesman for Emirates SkyCargo told Lloyd’s Loading List that the airline’s freighter flights to and from Erbil “have been temporarily suspended at the request of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority. However, Emirates [passenger] flights are operating as per […]

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 […]

New Air Route to Georgia

By John Lee. Georgian Airways has started flights between Iraq and Georgia. Operating twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, the flights run between the Georgian capital Tbilisi and Erbil International Airport. A one-way ticket costs $250, with a round trip ticket costing $425. (Source: Georgian Airways)

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, […]

Record Growth at Erbil International Airport

In 2012, 947,600 passengers used Erbil's new International Airport, a 53% increase on the previous year, whilst cargo tonnage also increased dramatically, with a 54% increase to 27,849 tonnes per annum. The 2012 passenger count brings the total number of passengers departing Erbil International Airport since the new terminal opened in September, 2010, to 1.7 […]

EIA Welcomes Lifting of Flight Ban

Erbil International Airport has welcomed the decision of the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to lift its ban on commercial planes from the US flying into Kurdistan. The ban, imposed in 1996, for safety and security reasons has been in place for 16 years. The decision will benefit private jets, and cargo services in particular. […]

Qatar Airways' First Flight to Erbil; Baghdad to Follow

Qatar Airways has extended its Middle East footprint to Iraq with Wednesday’s launch of scheduled flights to the northern city of Erbil. Qatar Airways inaugural flight QR 446 from Doha to Erbil arrives in the northern Iraqi city to a traditional water salute welcome today. The Doha-based airline is operating four-flights-a-week non-stop on the route […]

Cyprus Airways to Resume Flights to Kurdistan

Cyprus Airway is expected to resume flights to Iraqi Kurdistan next month, reports AKnews. The carrier is planning to re-launch flights to Erbil on April 11, according to Erbil International Airport's relations adviser Andrew Jones. Cyprus Airway operated four flights to Erbil in July last year but then stopped the service. Cyprus Airway will operate […]

37% Increase in Passengers at Erbil International Airport

In 2011, 621,870 passengers used Erbil's new International Airport, a 37% increase on the previous year, whilst cargo tonnage also increased dramatically, with a 67% increase to 17,769 tonnes per annum. The increase in passenger and cargo numbers will help cement Erbil International Airport as one of the fastest growing in the Middle East and […]

Details of New Pegasus Routes to Erbil

Turkey's low-cost airliner Pegasus is expected to start operating flights to Erbil, Kurdistan Region's capital city, as it looks to open new routes. Erbil International Airport manager Talar Fayaq told AKnews that the airport board is currently in talks with a number of airliners to seek possibilities of opening routes to the capital of the […]

Cargo and Logistics Conference in Erbil

The inaugural edition of the annual Airports Expansion, Cargo and Logistics Conference and Exhibition, organised by Arabian Reach, the UAE-based company specialising in exhibitions and events management across the region, began Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Erbil, Iraq, with the participation of over 2000 visitors from 33 countries across the world. UAE visitors alone comprise […]