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Erbil International Airport
Firokexaney Nêwdewletî Hewlêr
فڕۆکه‌خانه‌ی نێوده‌وڵه‌تی هه‌ولێر
Airport type Public گشتی
Operator Kurdistan Regional Government حکومه‌تی هه‌ريمی کوردستان
Serves Erbil هه‌ولير
Location Ankawa عه‌نکاوه ‌
Elevation AMSL 1,341 ft / 409 m
Coordinates 36°14′15″N 043°57′47″E / 36.2375°N 43.96306°E / 36.2375; 43.96306
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,803 9,197 Asphalt
15L/33R 1,245 4,085 Asphalt
18/36 4,800 15,748 Concrete

Erbil International Airport (IATA: EBLICAO: ORER) is an airport located in the north western part of the city of Erbil (also written Arbil or Irbil, Hewlêr in Kurdish) adjacent to the suburb of Ankawa in Iraqi Kurdistan.

It is administered by the Kurdistan Regional Government under a special committee of the Prime Minister and is one of two international airports in Kurdistan.



The airport was originally built at the beginning of the 1970s' as an Iraqi military base. The Iraqi government planned to build a general aviation airport on the site. However, following the Kurdish uprising in 1991, Kurdish forces took over the area. The Kurdistan Regional Government could not get the investment needed until after the Invasion of Iraq. By March of 2003, with the assistance of the United States and other multinational forces, work had begun on new facilities.


The airport has facilities for both cargo and passengers and sees daily flights. Erbil International Airport has one terminal for departures and arrivals. The new terminal building is completed with 2.500.000 passenger per year capacity in 2009.

Construction of the new terminal at 14 November 2007.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Munich
Atlasjet Istanbul-Atatürk
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Gulf Air Bahrain
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Basra, Beirut, Frankfurt, Malmö, Oman, Stockholm-Arlanda, Sulaimaniyah, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Jupiter Airlines Dubai
Lufthansa Frankfurt [begins 2 May]
Royal Jordanian Amman
Viking Airlines Birmingham, Gothenburg-Landvetter, London-Gatwick, Malmö, Stockholm-Arlanda
Viking Hellas Athens
Vision Air International Dubai

Cargo Airlines

Airlines Destinations
Click Airways Baghdad, Bagram, Bishkek, Djibouti, Dubai, Erbil, Kabul, Kandahar, Sharjah, Sulaimaniyah



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