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Airport Overview


Baghdad International Airport (IATA: BGW, ICAO: ORBI) is Iraq's largest airport, located in a suburb about 16 km (9.9 mi) west of downtown Baghdad in the Baghdad Governorate. The building of the airport started in 1979, but the opening was delayed until 1987. Most of the flights stopped in 1991 as a result of the sanctions imposed by the United Nations due to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. 

 The airport officially reverted to civilian control on 25 August 2004. Iraqi Airways resumed regular flights, and courier carriers also began flights. On 18 May 2010, plans were unveiled for an expansion of Baghdad International Airport, which will double its capacity to 15 million passengers per year. The expansion, to be funded by foreign investors, will include the construction of three new terminals and the refurbishment of the existing three terminals, which will each accommodate 2.5 million passengers annually.

  


Location Details 

Country 

Iraq 

Latitude 

33.2625007629 

Province / District 

Baghdad 

Longitude 

44.2346000671 

Town or City (Closest) 

Baghdad 

Elevation (ft and m) 

114 feet 
35 meters 

Airfield Name 

n/a 

IATA and ICAO Codes 

BGW ORBI 

Open From (hours) 

24 hours 

Open To (hours) 

24 hours



For more information on airport company contact details, please see the following link: 4.5 Iraq Airport Company Contact List

Airport Picture

  

   

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Contact information for key airport companies can be found at the following link: 4.5 Iraq Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: AZ Freight 


Runways

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


Runway 1 

Runway Dimensions 

13123 x 197 feet / 4000 x 60 meters 

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 

10830 x 148 feet / 3301 x 45 meters) 

Orientation 

15L/33R 

Surface 

Unknown 


Helicopter Pads

4 landing area 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 

Y 

Yes 

VOR 

Yes 

ILS 

No 

 

 


Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator  


Performance for 2009 

Annual Figures 

Total aircraft movements 

11, 897 

Total passengers 

7 million 

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes) 

n/a 

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes) 

n/a 

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS) 

n/a 



Airfield Costs

For information on Navigation Charges, Fuel Services, Cargo Terminal Charges, and Air-bridge Charge, please see the website of the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority

Security

G4S private Security agency provides all aspects of airport’s security including operational logistical and administrative support, physical security for checkpoint 1 the main gateway and 24-hour security services.