Baghdad airport (BGW)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Baghdad International Airport, opened in 1982, is the largest in Iraq. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Northern Africa and Europe.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: 7.5 million passengers went through it in 2009.
Tel: +964 790 140 3537. E-mail: [email protected] There is an information desk in the central hall.


Baghdad airport is located 16 km (10 miles) to the west of the city.

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What services does Baghdad airport (BGW) facilities include

The airport has a bank, ATMs, currency exchange services, post office and free Wi-Fi access. Business facilities and conference rooms at the Al-Burhan Centre, located 5 minutes away from the enclosure. The Iraqi Airways Hospitality Lounge is located in the Departures Hall and opens during flight hours; it provides snacks, TV, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, drinks (accessible for Iraqi Airways passengers or by paying at the door).

Food and Drinks- Restaurants, bars and coffee shops available inside the terminal.
Shopping- Duty-free articles, souvenirs, newsagents and tobacconists, perfumes, cosmetics, handicrafts, spirits.
Baggage- Enquiries about lost property should be directed to Tel +964 770 696 7103.
Other Services- Prayer rooms, medical clinic.


Accommodation near Baghdad airport (BGW)

Next to the enclosure are found the Baghdad International Airport Hotel and the Palm Hotel. In the city centre you can find more options, among them:

Al-Burhan Hotel (2.4 km/1.5 miles)
Coral Baghdad Hotel (15 km/9.3 miles)
Babylon Rotana Hotel (15.4 km/9.6 miles)
Inter Hotel (17.8 km/11.1 miles)
Baghdad Hotel (17.9 km/11.1 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - A few services to different parts of the city centre are available. Tickets can be acquired at a desk located in the Arrivals Hall.

Taxi - Ranks are located in the southwestern area of the grounds, next to the outer curb of the terminal. Journey time to the city centre is approximately 25 minutes and surcharges are applied for night trips. Information and bookings: Tel +964 772 842 6919/6920/6921/6928 & 782 102 3911/3912/3932/3934.


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Parking services at Baghdad airport (BGW)

There are short- and long-term parking lots opposite the terminal building, most of them uncovered.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to notify their airline or travel agency about their particular needs in advance of their travel. Reserved spaces are available inside the parking lots.

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Latest updates: June 21, 2019