Tag Archives | Sulaimaniyah International Airport

Hopes that Turkey will Lift Ban Sulaymaniyah Flights

By John Lee. Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are said to be hopeful that a meeting later this month between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iraqi President Barham Salih will lead to Turkey lifting its ban on international flights crossing its airspace to land at Sulaymaniyah Airport (pictured). According to a report from Ahval News, Turkey […]

Abadi Lifts Ban on Int'l Flights to Kurdistan

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has announced the reopening of Erbil and Sulaimaniyah airports to international flights. In a statement, he said he signed the decree "following the response of the local authorities in the Kurdistan region to restore the federal authority to the two airports in accordance with the constitution, in order […]

KRG Airports Closed Again

By John Lee. The international airports at Erbil (pictured) and Sulaymaniyah have been closed due to Russian aerial operations against Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants in Syria, according to a report from BasNews. Iraqi aviation authorities told the airports to close on Sunday evening for 48 hours -- flights are scheduled to resume on […]

Cargo Village Opened at Suleimani Airport

KRG Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani inaugurated the Cargo Village at Suleimani International Airport with the laying of a foundation stone for a new terminal. The ceremony was attended by several Kurdistan Regional Government Ministers, the Governor of Suleimani, other government officials and business people. Deputy Prime Minister Talabani highlighted aviation as an essential backbone […]

Direct Flights from Doha to Sulaimaniya

AKnews reports that the first direct flight between Sulaimaniya and the Qatari capital, Doha, commenced on Wednesday. Dana Mohammed, media secretary for Sulaimaniya International Airport, told AKnews on Thursday that the route is being operated by FlyDubai, the UAE-based budget carrier, in conjunction with the local Zozg and Azmar airlines, and will offer two flight […]

Business Booming at Sulaimaniyah International Airport

Business is booming at Sulaimaniyah International Airport, with more than 2,000 flights since the beginning of 2010. From January 2010 to the end of August, there were 2,381 flights to and from the airport, Dana Mohammad the media director of the airport, told AKnews. A total of 107,581 passengers have flown through the airport during […]