Sulaimaniyah International Airport

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Sulaimaniyah International Airport
Firokaxaney Nawdewletî Silêmanî / فڕۆکەخانەی نێودەوڵەتی سلێمانی
مطار السليمانية الدولي
Sulaymaniyah Airport.jpg
44929 The Sulayamaniyah International Airport in 2007.jpg
Operator Kurdistan Regional Government
Serves Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Elevation AMSL 2,492 ft / 760 m
Coordinates 35°33′39″N 45°18′52″E / 35.56083°N 45.31444°E / 35.56083; 45.31444
ISU is located in Iraq
Location of airport in Iraq
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,500 11,483 Concrete

Sulaimaniyah International Airport (IATA: ISU, ICAO: ORSU) is an airport 15 kilometers outside the city of Sulaimaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan.


The construction of the airport began in November 2003, and it was inaugurated in July 2005. International flights were shut down from 29 September 2017 following a decision taken by the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), but the airport remained open for domestic and humanitarian flights.[1] The international flight ban was lifted in March 2018.[2]


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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aircompany Armenia Seasonal: Yerevan
AtlasGlobal Istanbul–Atatürk
Germania Seasonal: Düsseldorf
Flydubai Dubai–International[3]
Iraqi Airways Antalya, Baghdad, Basra, Beirut, Cairo, Dubai–International, Istanbul-Atatürk[4], Jeddah[5], London–Gatwick, Manchester
Mahan Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini[6]
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen[7]
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Jordanian Amman–Queen Alia
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk (suspended)[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Iraqi govt enforces international flight ban in Kurdistan region". France 24. 29 September 2017.
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