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
Summary
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
Website sul-airport.com
Map
ISU is located in Iraq
ISU
ISU
Location of airport in Iraq
Runways
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.

History[edit]

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]

Facilities[edit]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iraqi govt enforces international flight ban in Kurdistan region". France 24. 29 September 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.iraqinews.com/features/kurdistans-sulaimaniyah-sets-first-foreign-flight-since-iraqi-embargo-lifted/
  3. ^ https://www.flydubai.com/en/destinations/middle-east/iraq/sulaimaniyah
  4. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269113/iraqi-airways-new-routes-addition-from-sep-2016/
  5. ^ http://www.sul-airport.com/
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/aviationirancom/status/999546119410642944
  7. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268904/pegasus-begins-sulaymaniyah-flight-from-sep-2016/

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