Baghdad International Airport is Iraq's largest airport, located in a western suburb around 16 kilometres from the centre of the capital city.
Built between 1979 and 1982, it was designed to accommodate both civil and military aviation operations. The passenger terminal consists of three gate areas and a special VIP terminal that exists to welcome foreign leaders and other high profile visitors.
Renovations are on-going throughout the terminal and the airport is currently designed to handle up to 7.5 million passengers per year, as well as aircraft of all sizes.
Baghdad International Airport contains a range of passenger amenities and has undergone a number of recent cosmetic enhancements as well as an upgrade to its duty free shopping facilities.