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Sulaimaniyah International Airport is located 15 kilometres outside of the city of Sulaimaniyah, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The construction of the airport began in November 2003, and it was inaugurated in July 2005. The airport is rarely closed for any length of time unless security related incidents or exceptional or unusual severe weather during the winter period.

Location Details

Country

Iraq

Latitude

35.560800

Province / District

Sulaimaniyah

Longitude

45.314717

Town or City (Closest)

Sulaimaniyah

Elevation (ft. and m)

2494 feet (760m)

Airfield Name

SULAYMANIYAH INTL Airport

IATA and ICAO Codes

IATA: ISU, ICAO: ORSU

Open From (hours)

0000h

Open To (hours)

2400h

Runways

The runway is operational and in a good shape. 

Runway

Runway Dimensions

3500m x 45m

Orientation

31/13

Surface

Concrete

Airport Infrastructure Details

The airport has facilities for both cargo and passengers. Sulaimaniyah International Airport has three terminals for departures, arrivals and VIP.

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

n/a

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refuelling

n/a

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

n/a

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport to airfield

n/a

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

Yes

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

n/a

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

 

 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

The total capacity of the airport terminals is 1,500,000 passengers per year, with possibility to be increased to 3,000,000 passengers.

Performance for 2016

Annual Figures

Monthly

Daily

Total aircraft movements

n/a

n/a

n/a

Total passengers

540,000

45,000

1,500

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

360,000

30,000

1,000

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

n/a

n/a

n/a

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cargo handling facilities are available. 

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:

n/a

Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on pallet

n/a

Total aircraft parking area (m²)

n/a (the airport is 13.5sqm in total)

Storage Area (mt)

400

Cubic Meters (m³)

216,000

Cargo Handling Equipment Available

Yes

      All modern facilities are available                                     

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (mt)

12mt (per unit)

Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)

Yes

Loading Ramps

Yes

Storage Facilities

It is possible to rent an office with internet facilities within cargo village, outside storage space is available with the possibility of erecting MSUs (TBC), and as WFP office Sulaimaniyah has suggested that there is ample warehouse storage available for rent throughout Sulaimaniyah which can include cold storage and temperature control environments.

Airfield Costs - Navigation Charges

For detailed information of Aerodrome Navigation Charges (by aircraft type and operation time), see the attachment to this page: SULINTL_AERODROME_NAV_FEES_20161018.pdf

Cargo Terminal Charges

Import

Rate US$ / kg

Handling Charge per kg

0.05

Break Bulk Fee

n/a

Diplomatic Mail

n/a

Strong Room – per consignment

0.03

Cold Storage Fee

n/a

Delivery outside normal working hours

n/a

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

n/a

Storage per kg per day – Grace period? hours

n/a

Export

Rate US$ / kg

Handling charges – Unpalletized cargo

n/a

International Air Waybill

n/a

Local Air Waybill

n/a

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

0

Air Way Bill Documentation

0

Diplomatic Mail

n/a

Storage charges per kg per day

n/a

Security

The security at the airport is 24hs and the both entry points are sufficiently manned by private security personnel.

Airport Company Contacts

4.5 Iraq Airport Company Contact List

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