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Erbil International Airport - New Goals for 2014

A wide range of construction, International Airport and gas Erbil companies are flourishing in the booming economy of Kurdistan.

Erbil International Airport is proud to have received the title of the Best Emerging Market Airport for the second consecutive year. The voting took place during the Emerging Airports Conference and Exhibition (EACE) in Abu Dhabi on the 9th and 10th of April 2014.

In the EACE, airport directors and CEOs from 15 different emerging-market airports with fewer than 5 million passengers per year gave presentations on the growth, expansion, and development of the participant airports and provided detailed information on the efficiency of the different aspects of airport functioning, as well as the prospects of further growth and future business opportunities.

Since 2006, the Erbil International Airport has an average of 28% annual rate of growth. In 2013 it handled a total of almost 2 million passengers and nearly 40,000 tonnes of cargo- an increase of 40% compared to 2012.

Following the rapid financial and business development of the city of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil International Airport has become the safest and most secure hub of entering and leaving Iraq. 90% of the Erbil airport passengers arrive from or depart to international destinations, while 10% of the passengers fly to or from domestic destinations.

The top 5 destination from/to Erbil International Airport are: Istanbul-Turkey, Dubai-UAE, Amman-Jordan, Beirut-Lebanon, and Baghdad-Iraq. Among other popular destinations are Ankara, Doha, Tehran, Jeddah, and Vienna.

In 2013, Erbil International Airport welcomed two more airlines, Georgian Airlines and Zagros Jet, but they are looking forward to several new ones in 2014. Today, Erbil is connected to 30 cities and 18 countries all over the world and there is an average of 17 passenger flights with 3,200 passengers per day.

Erbil International Airport is committed to preserving the security, the efficiency, and the operational performance of the place with highly trained personnel and the use of cutting-edge technology systems.

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