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Sulaimaniyah International Airport

Sulaimaniyah International Airport (IATA: ISU, ICAO: ORSU) is an airport 15 kilometers outside the city of Sulaimaniyah, in Kurdistan Region.

Sulaimaniyah International Airport

Firokaxaney Nawdewletî Silêmanî / فڕۆکەخانەی نێودەوڵەتی سلێمانی

مطار السليمانية الدولي
Sulaymaniyah Airport.jpg
44929 The Sulayamaniyah International Airport in 2007.jpg
OperatorIraqi Government[1]
ServesSulaymaniyah, Iraq
Elevation AMSL2,492 ft / 760 m
Coordinates35°33′39″N 45°18′52″E / 35.56083°N 45.31444°E / 35.56083; 45.31444
ISU is located in Iraq
Location of airport in Iraq
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,500 11,483 Concrete


The construction of the airport began in November 2003, and it was inaugurated in July 2005. International flights were shut down from 29 September 2017 following a decision taken by the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), but the airport remained open for domestic and humanitarian flights.[2] The international flight ban was lifted in March 2018.[3]


The airport has facilities for both cargo and passengers. Sulaimaniyah International Airport has three terminals; for departures, arrivals and VIPs.

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  1. ^ "Kurdish government accepts Baghdad's conditions to end dispute". Arab News. Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Iraqi govt enforces international flight ban in Kurdistan region". France 24. 29 September 2017.
  3. ^ Mostafa, Mohamed. "Kurdistan's Sulaimaniyah sets first foreign flight since Iraqi embargo lifted".
  4. ^ Liu, Jim (25 April 2019). "Armenia schedules new service to Iraq in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Sulaimaniyah travel guide".
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Iraqi Airways adds Sulaymaniyah – Baku service from May 2019". Routesonline.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim. "Iraqi Airways adds Sulaymaniyah – Frankfurt service from mid-May 2019". Routesonline.
  8. ^ "Mahan Air resumes flights between Tehran and Sulaymaniyah on 10JUN18. One weekly, A310. #Iran". Twitter. 24 May 2018.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim. "Pegasus begins Sulaymaniyah flight from Sep 2016". Routesonline.
  10. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".

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