Duhok International Airport
|Duhok International Airport
Balafirgeha Nêvdewletî ya Duhokê
|Airport type||Public گشتی|
|Operator||Kurdistan Regional Government حکومهتی ههريمی کوردستان|
This airport is under construction since May 2012
Duhok International Airport is an international airport under construction in Iraq. It is located in the Duhok province just near the village of Sumail and the city of Zakho. In July 2015, Kurdistan’s Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, announced that construction of the airport would begin within two months.
2012 plan and cancellation
The Lebanese company Dar al-Handasa has started to build the company in the summer of 2012. At the end of February 2012 the airport facilities have to be completed. Another Korean company, Incon, has been given the assignment to set up the structure of the airport. This has to be done in May 2012 so the airport can start to operate. It will be the third international airport in the Kurdistan Region.
Duhok International Airport (DIA) will cover an area of 1,500 hectares and include 18 check-in desks. The project will cost $450 million and handle approximately 1 million passengers for the first year.
But unfortunately due to the raising crisis in Iraq, All funding on the airport has been cancelled until further notice.
In July 2015, Kurdistan’s Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, announced that construction of the airport would begin within two months.
The destinations and airlines that Duhok Airport will serve are not yet available.
Other airports in Kurdistan Region
There are two other international airports in the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq.
- The airport will be ready in spring 2015 Archived 2012-01-19 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Prime Minister Barzani announces construction of Duhok International Airport", Kurdistan Regional Government. Retrieved 2014-02-04.