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Airport Overview

Erbil International Airport is a Public/Military airport located in the north-western part on the outskirts of Erbil city. In 2003, the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (KRI) decided to convert the former military base into a modern civilian airport. The airport welcomed the first airline of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in December 2006. The new modernized airport was opened in 2010. The airport is managed by the Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (KRI). The airport is operated under the rules and regulations established by the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) and has a runway of 4,800 m × 75 m (15,748 ft × 246 ft) that is equipped for ILS CAT II operations.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iraq

Province or District

Erbil

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport

Erbil 7.2 (km)

Airport’s Complete Name

Erbil International Airport

Latitude

36.233773

Longitude

43.956090

Elevation (ft and m)

(1,363 ft and 415 m) AMSL

IATA Code

EBL

ICAO Code

ORER

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iraqi government, Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq

Management Contact Person*

Mr. Kawa Ahmed: Head of administration

Mr. Ayub Sh Ali: Cargo Manager

Mr. Hoshang: Security Officer

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

Erbil International Airport has five cargo agents (DHL, Blue Way Logistic, Mateen Express, Zarawa, and Mainland Logistic) and only one cargo handling company (DNATA Aviation). DNATA now operates the new cargo terminal, with an approximate capacity of 240,000 tons per year. DNATA also plans to build a new cargo facility, with an area of 26,000 sqm and a capacity of 300,000 tons per year.

Airport

Company

Street / Physical Address

Name

Title

Email

Phone Number (mobile)

Erbil

DNATA

Erbil

Peshawa Faidhulla

Cargo service Manager

peshawa.faidulla@erbil.dnata.com

009647503258871

Erbil

DHL

Erbil



france.slewa@dhl.com

009647507720123

Erbil

Blue way Logistic

Erbil



cargo@bluewayco.net

info@bluewayco.net

009647504909007

Erbil

Mateen Express

Erbil



dana.hamad@mateenexpress.net

a.pshdary@mateenexpress.net

009647506839933

Erbil

Zaraw

Erbil



office@zarawa.net

009647504309009

Erbil

Main Land Logistic

Erbil



lina@main-land.net

operations@main-land.net

009647507063333

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/

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for 2020


Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

695

N/A

N/A

Total Passengers

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)

21,450

N/A

N/A

Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

9



Runways

The airport has two runways, both operating and in good condition.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

4,800m x 75m

Orientation

18/36

Surface

Concrete

Runway #2

Runway Dimensions

2,800m x 30m

Orientation

15/33

Surface

Asphalt

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



Airport Operating Details

Erbil International Airport can technically receive any type of aircraft. Certain restrictions are imposed by ICAA on the use of older built aircraft in Iraqi airspace.

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

Any size

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

Any size

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

4,800 m²

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

4,320 m²

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (MT)

30 T

Max Height (m)

5.6 m

Loading Ramps

Yes

Other Comments

N/A

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs in Iraq, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

Storage Facilities

Erbil International Airport does not have sufficient storage capacity available for a large numbers of humanitarian cargo consignments. There is a significant amount of open space within the airport, however there were indications that the erection of any kind of hub will not be allowed on airport grounds. For transporting goods from/to the airport prior clearance from airport security is needed as well.

New Cargo Terminal (NCT)

1 x 1300m2 import, used for dismantling, and security control warehouse, not for storage

1 x 1300m2 export, used for ULD build-up, and security control warehouse

Old Cargo Terminal (OCT)

1 x 2500m2 used for storage with 9 lines x 3 level racks 27m length

1 x 2500m2 used for customs inspection and preparations for delivery

 

The Cool /chiller storages as below:

NCT

2 x 45cbm chiller storages 2-8°C

2 x 45cbm cool room up to 25°C

OCT

1 x 40’ HC shipping container frozen -17°C

1 x 20’ ST shipping container frozen -17°C

4 x 40’ HC shipping containers chiller storages 2-8°C

NCT

6 x 40’ HC shipping containers up to 25°C

In addition: 8 x 40’ HC shipping containers (adjustable temp control) will be adding in EAI cool storage capacity, expected by the end of August 2021.

Number of the available facilities/equipment to transport goods between the New and the Old cargo building:

HGV trucks

2

Chiller truck

1

Forklift capacity 16 tons

1

Forklift capacity 11 tons

1

Forklift capacity 7 tons

2

Forklift capacity 3 tons

7

Forklift capacity 2 tons

4

In addition:

  1. Four new 3 tons forklifts will be added to current operations capacity of EIA at the end of August 2021.
  2. The EIA is designed to accommodate Airbus A380 and cargo aircraft of this class.
  3. There is a plan to build a new shipping facility with an area of ​​26,000 square meters and a capacity of 300,000 tons per year.
  4. The humanitarian flight fee may be waived after obtaining approval from the EIA and raising the matter to DNATA.

Airfield Costs

Please reach out to EIA for quotation and information. Below is the contact information.

MoT

Erbil International Airport

National

Erbil

Ayub Sh Ali

Cargo Manager

ayoub.shekho@eia.krd

009647504458155

Airport Security

The airport is secured by the local Kurdistan Government security forces. Passengers are not allowed to drive their own vehicles to the airport. Only one taxi company is authorized to drive passengers to the airport. Two security checks are conducted prior to reaching the airport. The first security check point is carried out to the vehicles and luggage. The second check is conducted in area (approximately 2 km from the airport) where bags are scanned. The airport authorities provide free-of-charge transportation from this area to the airport.