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Airport Overview

Baghdad International Airport (BGW) is the largest airport in Iraq and located 24 km at west direction from centre of Baghdad capital of Iraq. The building of the airport started in 1979, but due to several reasons the opening was delayed until 1987. Due to the sanctions imposed on Iraq in 1991, the operations of the airport and flight movements were limited.

On the third quarter of 2004, the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority resumed regular flights and then followed by courier companies. Currently, Baghdad International Airport contains three terminals. One terminal allocated for Iraqi Airways and another for all the other flights/companies. There was a plan for expanding the capacity of BIA by building three additional terminals but until now nothing can be seen on the ground. 

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iraq

Province or District

Baghdad

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport

Baghdad 24 (km)

Airport’s Complete Name

Baghdad International Airport

Latitude

33.268954

Longitude

44.229086

Elevation (ft and m)

(114 feet and 35 m) AMSL

IATA Code

BGW

ICAO Code

ORBI

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iraqi Government, Ministry of Transportation

Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority

Management Contact Person*

Can be provided upon request

Open From (hours)

24 hours

Open To (hours)

24 hours

*Contact Details available with the WFP Iraq CO and can be provided upon request

Airport Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

DNATA operates in Baghdad International airport handling cargo terminal operations. On the other hand, Iraqi Airways, managed by Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority, is handling commercial and humanitarian air cargo shipments.

Airport

Company

Street / Physical Address

Name

Title

Email

Phone Number (office)

Phone Number (mobile)

Baghdad

Al- Mukhtar

Baghdad

Ali Al-Mukhtar

General Manager

Ali.adel@almukhtariq.com

009647700022254

009647833600600

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/

Runways

The Class I runway is 4,000m long and lies in the direction of 15L/33R.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

4000 X 60 m, 13123 X 197 ft

Orientation

N/A

Surface

Hard

This runway is located on the military side of the airfield. It has a length of 3,301m and lies in the direction of 15R/33L.


Runway #2

Runway Dimensions

3301 X 45 m, 10830 X 148 ft

Orientation

15L/33R

Surface

Unknown

Helicopter Pad(s)

Four landing areas on the taxiway – Helicopter park on the apron. 6 x helicopter parking 30 m x 8 m. 

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refuelling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

N/A

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax Transport to Airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

N/A

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

No



Airfield Costs

Contact Iraqi Civil Aviation operations for more information. Below is the contact information:

Email: Operations@icaa.gov.iq

Land line: +964 1 813 2467
Cell: +964 790 531 9779
Cell: +964 0771 1343263

Cargo Terminal Charges

The Cargo Terminal is managed by the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (https://icaa.gov.iq/home/contact-us-3/) with DNATA company.

The air-cargo located 1-2 km away from the traveler airport terminals where there is a separate entry/road leading to the area. The location is well secured and there are ongoing operations aiming to expand the capacity of the air cargo operations and storage space. Within the air cargo, there are several authorities responsible for checking and inspect the incoming and outgoing goods. The access to the airport and air-cargo location requires prior approval from the airport authority However, two authorised transportation service companies that have a wide range, capacity, and types of vehicles (30mt, 15mt, reefer, etc.) are available to transport the goods from the air cargo storage space to outside the airport.

The cargo area is open for import & export operations, and it is well equipped, and can offload three cargos at once by having three functional decks. All the required equipment and tools with different capacity are available for loading and offloading process.

The air cargo also has a various storage spaces available for humanitarian use upon notification and coordination. The storage capacity of the hard-structure warehouse is approximately 5,000 Sqm with high roof and several separated sections. The temperature storage area contains two rooms with total capacity to store 13-15 MT of storage space. Additionally, there is a small storage space allocated for storing radioactive materials.

Air-Bridge Charges

Please contact the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) for quotation.

Below is the contact information:

Email: At.manager@icaa.gov.iq; ais.hq@icaa.gov.iq

Land line: +964 1 813 2467
Cell: +964 790 531 9779
Cell: +964 0771 1343263

Security

The airport is only accessible for pre-authorized employees, authorized contractors, and travelers with a valid flight ticket. The security and documents identification and check start 2-3 Km nearby Abas Bin Firnas square at the airport highway. A contracted private Security company (G4S) responsible for providing security and administrative support, physical security at the checkpoints, in addition to the airport security authorities that are responsible for the airport and airplane security.