Opened in 2012, Erbil International Airport is the principal airport of Kurdistan, Northern Iraq.
As the region has seen strong economic growth thanks in part to its wealth of gas, oil and natural mineral resources, Erbil has become an increasingly important international airport for trade and business passenger traffic.
Over $550 million was spent by foreign investors constructing Erbil airport, creating a large and contemporary airport terminal that currently services more than 600,000 passengers per year and expects to service many more in future given that the airport has one of the world's fastest growing passenger traffic rates.
Facilities at this modern airport include duty free shops, currency exchange outlets, an airport lounge, mobile roaming internet connectivity and a separate VIP terminal for visiting dignitaries and import ant persons. Erbil International also boasts one of the world's longest runways at 4,800 metres long and 90 metres wide.