Baghdad airport (BGW)

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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.

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Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: Around 7.5 million passengers went through it in 2009.
Tel: +964 790 140 3537. 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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Car rental search

Next to the enclosure are found the Baghdad International Airport Hotel (Tel +964 770 035 8749) and the Palm Hotel (Tel +964 780 666 6683). In the city centre you can find more options, among them: Babylon Warwick Hotel (Tel +964 750 522 3333), Coral Boutique Hotel (Tel +964 781 440 0000), Royal Tulip Al Rasheed Baghdad (Tel +964 770 013 3370), Al Mansour Hotel (Tel +964 771 721 4793), Inter Hotel (Tel +964 780 923 6813), Bloom Hotel (Tel +964 771 655 5462), Baghdad Hotel (Tel +964 770 882 2090), Cristal Grand Ishtar Hotel (Tel +964 770 677 0711).


Booking accommodation

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.


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.


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


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.