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The airport formerly was a military airbase that consists of one asphalt runway 3,000 meters (9,800 ft) long and 45 meters (148 ft) wide. The airport was expanded to provide four departure gates, two arrival gates, immigration and passenger services, VIP lounge, arrival and departure halls, taxiway, air cargo dining facilities, and lodging sites for employees. The airport provides/offers all the necessary services for airplanes, including technical supplies, navigation aids. Since 2009 more airlines have begun service to Najaf, including Gulf Air, Middle East Airlines, Qatar Airways, Syrian Air and Turkish Airlines, the airport is serving the Najaf city, and is located on the eastern side of the city.

Seasonality Availability: During Muharam month, the airport operations and capacity expand to the peak to accommodate the increase in the number of passengers. During this month, the airport is congested.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iraq

Province or District

Najaf

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport

Najaf 3 (km)

Airport’s Complete Name

Al-Najaf International Airport

Latitude

31.990123

Longitude

44.403720

Elevation (ft and m)

(103 ft and 31 m) AMSL

IATA Code

NJF

ICAO Code

ORNI

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iraqi Government, Ministry of Transportation

Management Contact Person*

N/A

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

Airport

Company

Street / Physical Address

Email

Phone Number (mobile)

Najaf

Pegasus

Najaf

cargo@pegasusiraq.com

009647732859444

Najaf

Saqr Alkhalij

Najaf


009647700484004

Najaf

Saqr Aldhahab Aliraqi

Najaf


009647714671950

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

Najaf International Airport is relatively a small airport. Mostly narrow-bodied airplanes land at the airport. Cargos are usually carried by passenger planes. The airport management has a major expansion project that will be completed by the end of 2023.

Performance for 2020


Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

6,500

126

18

Total Passengers

210,000

17,500

2,500

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)

10,000

1000

10

Activity of the Airport (MT)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Used by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

25



Runways

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,000m X 45m

Orientation

10/28

Surface

Asphalt

Helicopter Pad(s)

Helipad #1

Present

Yes

Largest Helicopter that can Land

N/A

Width and Length (m)

40x40 (m)

Surface

Asphalt

Airport Infrastructure Details

The airport can technically receive any type of aircraft; however, the ICAA imposes certain restrictions on the use of older aircraft in Iraqi airspace. For cargo aircraft, there are five aircraft platforms in the cargo ramp, with pallets permanently assigned to a particular aircraft, and there are only two runways available at any time.

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

N/A

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refuelling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

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

N/A

ILS

Yes



Airport Operating Details

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)

N/A

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

14,000 m3

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (MT)

N/A

Max Height (m)

N/A

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

The Air Cargo area operated by Pegasus Cargo Company has storage space with a capacity of 1,600 m3 for normal storage and 260 MT of temperature sensitive storage, with ability to double the size of the sensitive temperature storage if it’s necessary/require by using (Refrigerator, and Freezer). Pegasus Cargo Company can also provide most of the handling equipment such as (normal forklift, electric forklift, workers, crane, etc.), as well as a security control system such as (camera, fire extinguishers, etc.). A trucks parking area of 500 m2 asphalt floor with sewers. Regarding the documentation, payment, and tax procedures, it'll be based on the contract that will be concluded with the Pegasus Cargo Company that runs the cargo terminal, customs clearance, handling, transport, and storage transactions.

Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges

Charges

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)


0 - 7,000

7,001 - 136,000

136,001 and over

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

N/A

N/A

N/A

Landing USD - $

500 $ - 550 $

550 $ - 1400 $

1400 $ - 3500 $

Night Landing USD - $

750 $ - 800 $

800 $ - 2150 $

2150 $ - 5250 $

Night Take-Off USD - $

N/A

N/A

N/A

Parking

N/A

N/A

N/A

Handling Charges

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fuel Service Charges


Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

1.02

Avgas

N/A

Cargo Terminal Charges

Import Charges

Type of Charge

Rate USD - $ per kg

Comments

Handling Charge

0.120 $ - 0.090 $

From (0) kg to (4,000) kg

Break Bulk Fee

N/A


Diplomatic Mail

N/A


Strong Room – per consignment

N/A


Cold Storage Fee

N/A


Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours

N/A


Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

15 $

Per air waybill

Storage per Day

0.25 $ - 1 $

From day 2 to Onwards

Export

Handling Charges – Un-palletized Cargo

10 $ + 0.12 $ per kg

10 $ per shipment + 0.12 $ per kg based on chargeable weight

International Air Waybill

N/A


Local Air Waybill

N/A


Air Waybill Amendment - Cancellation

N/A


Air Waybill Documentation

15 $ + 5.10 $

15 $ per shipment + 5.10 $ per piece of labelling or marking

Diplomatic Mail

N/A


Storage Charges per Day

Free


Security

Al Ghadeer Company is an approved and licensed private company and is responsible for the airport’s security.