The Basra International Airport revealed on Sunday that its revenues for the first half of this year exceeded five billion and 500 million Iraqi dinars, while he explained that the number of passengers during the first half was about 390 thousand passengers, announced the near opening of new lines to Europe.
Airport Director Samir Yunus said that “the revenues of Basra airport for the first half of this year have exceeded five billion and 500 million Iraqi dinars,” noting that “the number of passengers during the first half of 2017 was about 390 thousand passengers.”
“The number of flights in the first half of the departing and arriving planes to the airport was more than 4,000,” Yunus said, adding that “the airport will soon see the opening of new routes to Europe.”
The director of Basra International Airport, said that “the opening of new airlines will contribute to increase revenues as well as the numbers of passengers and flights,” pointing out that “airport revenues during the previous year was about 11 billion Iraqi dinars and if the opening of new lines expect revenues this year to 12 Billion, which means achieving one billion dinars during the month. ”
The Ministry of Transport announced on Sunday (July 8, 2017), close to make Basra airport an open airport, indicating that this decision came in line with the direction of the state towards making Basra the economic capital.
The ministry said in a statement that “it was decided to prepare for a workshop to take the task of making Basra airport an open airport,” indicating that “the General Establishment of Civil Aviation and with the participation of Iraqi Airways, invited international airlines, air authorities, international aviation organizations and service providers and media organizations to participate in the International Conference of the Declaration Basra Airport is a central hub linking the East and West through its inter-regional distinction. ”
Basra International Airport is the second largest airport in Iraq after Baghdad International Airport. It is located west of the city of Basra. It is located 20 kilometers from the city center. It was built in the 1960s and was developed and reconstructed in the 1980s. The airport was closed for a long time during the first Gulf War, the Second Gulf War, The airport was opened in 2005 and a Boeing 727 aircraft from Baghdad was the first aircraft to land at the airport after its reopening. Local flights between Basra and Baghdad have started since mid-2005. Basra airport also receives flights from all over the world and from where aircraft take off all over the world.


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