Baghdad Al Muthana Airport Facts
The Baghdad international airport was constructed in the year 1979-1982 with assistance from French firms. The airport was initially designed to serve both civil and military operations and had the capacity to handle about 7.5 million passengers every year in the aircraft. It served as a major hub for Iraqâ€™s international airline the Iraqi airways and by other international flyers as well. By the year 1991, most of the operations of this airport stopped as the United Nations restricted its services when Iraq invaded Kuwait in the war. The airport catered to mainly domestic flights as no fly zone was imposed upon it by the UN. Later from 2004, the airport returned to civilian control and handles international flights as well with enhanced facilities and infrastructure within the airport. The airport also has dedicated paved runways and terminals to best serve its customers.
Arrival and Departure
The Baghdad international airport is the largest airport in the entire Iraq and is located in the suburban provinces, about 10 miles to the west of Baghdad. Iraqi airways and the Royal Jordanian airlines operate regular flights from this air station in Amman, Dubai, Syria, Cairo, Damascus, Turkey, Egypt, Istanbul etc. The bigger airlines that operate to and from the Baghdad international airport are the Etihad airways, Emirates flights and Qatar airways. The DHL operates the cargo and civilian services across the Baghdad international airport.