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Baghdad International Airport

مطار بغداد الدولي

Matar Baġdād ad-Dowaly
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Airport type Public / Military
Operator Iraqi Government
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 114 ft / 35 m
Coordinates 33°15′45″N 44°14′04″E / 33.26250°N 44.23444°E / 33.26250; 44.23444
BGW is located in Iraq
Location in Iraq
Runway Length Surface
ft m
15R/33L 10,830 3,301 Concrete
15L/33R 13,123 4,000 Concrete
Statistics (2009)
Total passengers Increase 7,500,000 (estimate)
Source: DAFIF

Baghdad International Airport (IATA: BGWICAO: ORBI), previously Saddam International Airport (IATA: SDAICAO: 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.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Bagdad para niños

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