Baghdad International Airport facts for kids
|Baghdad International Airport
مطار بغداد الدولي
Matar Baġdād ad-Dowaly
|IATA: BGW – ICAO: ORBI|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Hub for||* Iraqi Airways
|Elevation AMSL||114 ft / 35 m|
Location of airport in Iraq
|Total passengers||7,500,000 (estimate)|
Baghdad International Airport (IATA: BGW, ICAO: ORBI), previously Saddam International Airport (IATA: SDA, ICAO: ORBS) (Arabic: مطار بغداد الدولي), is Iraq's largest international airport. It is located in a suburb about 16 km (9.9 mi) west of downtown Baghdad in the Baghdad Governorate.
It is the home base for Iraq's national airline, Iraqi Airways.
On 3 January 2020, Baghdad International Airport was the location of a U.S. airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran's Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces, as well as numerous civilians.
Images for kids
Inside view of the terminal in 2003, showing an abandoned and nonfunctional FIDS (note the red and white icon for the long-defunct East German airline Interflug in the fourth row from the bottom), in front of empty check-in desks and passport control
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