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Karbala Northeast Airport, also known as "Imam Hussein International Airport", is a regional airport under development in the Karbala Governorate of Iraq. It is located to the northeast of the city of Karbala.[1][2]

Karbala Northeast Airport
Airport typePublic (Under Development)
LocationKarbala Governorate, Iraq
Elevation AMSL313 ft / 95 m
Coordinates32°45′20″N 044°07′39″E / 32.75556°N 44.12750°E / 32.75556; 44.12750 (Karbala Northeast Apt)
Karbala Northeast Airport is located in Iraq
Karbala Northeast Airport
Karbala Northeast Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,000 3,030 Asphalt



It is a former Iraqi Air Force auxiliary airfield consisting of a 10,000 feet (3.0 kilometres) runway and a small aircraft parking ramp. It was apparently abandoned after the 1991 Persian Gulf War and was seized by Coalition ground forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003.

Aerial imagery shows that the runway has been resurfaced; however, the airport has not yet registered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) nor does it have aircraft on its parking ramp.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Karbala Northeast (Imam Hussein) Airport". CAPA Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  2. ^ "$500 MILLION AIRPORT SCANDAL EXPOSES INDUSTRIAL SCALE CORRUPTION IN HOLY KARBALA". Foreign Relations Bureau - Iraq. 2017-03-07. Retrieved 2018-11-21.

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