ABOUT Kirkuk Airport

Kirkuk Airport is located southwest of the city and was registered internationally in the year 1957. It was receiving planes coming from Britain at the time, as well as being used for domestic flights, as the total area of the airport is 6.4 square kilometers and it has a concrete runway with a length of 3 km and the passenger hall area is 5000 square meters. Capacity (500,000) passengers per year

The scale of the development of cities depends on several factors, the most important of which is the development of the aviation market in them. Modern cities are characterized by the presence of airports that provide services to multiple airlines in order to keep pace with the growth in the field of air transport from the increase in the movement of people and their movements for the purpose of work, tourism, or investment, and the airport can also be considered the first interface is The city and its window that overlooks the state and the world.

There are many economic effects of the newly established airports, including direct effects of creating job opportunities and various jobs as a result of operating the airport, and indirect effects in establishing investment and commercial activities that work on the development and development of the city on which the airport is located and the surrounding and nearby cities. It is important to enjoy the presence of infrastructure and quality standards. Which can be converted into an international airport and this applies to Kirkuk International Airport…

Airport name:                                 Kirkuk International Airport
IATA encoding:                               Kik
ICAO encoding:                              ORKK
Display coordinates:                     35.46950149536133
Longitude coordinates                44.348899841308594
Address: Kirkuk;                             Iraq

Airport name:                 Kirkuk International Airport
IATA encoding:               Kik
ICAO encoding:              ORKK
Display coordinates:       35.46950149536133
Longitude coordinates    44.348899841308594
Address: Kirkuk;              Iraq

ABOUT Kirkuk Airport

Kirkuk Airport was established in 1951 AD and was named the Freedom Military Base. At the beginning of the Iran-Iraq War, Al-Hurriya was the main airbase used by the newly purchased Mirage F-1s. It was bombed during Operation Sultan 10 in 1980 in the first phase of the wa

Kirkuk Regional Air Base was inhabit to the 506th Air Reconnaissance Group. The group maintained base security, conducted safe flight operations, and actively supported base agencies in support of Operation of Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and other contingency plans for Central Air Force and U.S. Central Command.

Since 2003 it has been used by the US Air Force as a military airport. and was returned to the Iraqi army in November 2011. In 2012, the Iraqi Ministry of Transport decided to transfer the military section to another location, which is a prerequisite for converting the airbase into a civilian airport. In 2018, the project was implemented and Kirkuk Airport was rehabilitated as an international airport

Kirkuk International Airport, located 250 km from Baghdad and about 100 km from Erbil, serves nearly 1.5 million residents of the province of Kirkuk and three million citizens of Diyala, Salah al-Din, and southern Mosul.

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