At present regular scheduled flights operate to the Kurdistan Region by; Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Gulf Air, Royal Jordanian, Etihad, Middle East Airlines, Egypt Air, Qatar Airways, Cyrpus Airways, Air Berlin,  Fly Dubai and Iraqi Airways.

Regular flights to the Kurdistan Region run from nine European cities; Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, London, Manchester,  Stockholm, Gothenburg, Athens, Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

Charter flights to the Kurdistan Region are operated by Atlas Jet from Istanbul, Air Berlin, Air Sweden, Viking Airline and others.

The Kurdistan Region’s airports

The Kurdistan Region has two international airports at Erbil and Suleimaniah. Most flights from Europe and the Middle East fly directly to Kurdistan, without going via Baghdad. Several IATA members scheduled carriers already fly to Erbil, and more IATA airlines are expected to start flights there. Several charter companies also operate flights to Erbil or Suleimaniah.

For more information please see the airport websites:
Erbil Airport www.erbilairport.com 
Suleimaniah Airport www.sul-airport.com
Checking in at Erbil and Suleimaniah airports
Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 2 and 1/2 hours before their departures, to allow sufficient time to board the shuttle bus and go through the security check point to the departure terminal. See also the airport website www.erbilairport.com
Airlines operating flights to Kurdistan
Please note that airline routes and schedules to Kurdistan are expanding. Please confirm details of flights directly with the operator as they may be subject to change. These are the contact details or websites of the IATA airlines and charter flight operators serving the Kurdistan Region.

Erbil International Airport (EIA), based in the Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil, is set to open a brand new state of the art building that can handle the largest aeroplanes and has the 5th largest runway in the world. The below video is a presentation of the new Erbil International Airport.

Flights to and from Erbil

Vienna – Erbil 
5 flights a week 
Operated by Austrian Airlines
Website: www.austrian.com
Austrian Airlines sales office in Erbil
Address: Shaqlawa Street, Brayan Bldg
Tel: +964 66 224 5470 / +964 66 224 5470

Office hours: Open to the public Sunday to Thursday, 10.00 to 15.00

Austrian Airlines flights from the United States to Erbil
Announcement as of 27 April 2009: Austrian Airlines is offering a special discount for the Kurdish community in the US and US visitors travelling to Erbil in summer 2009. Two travel agencies have been selected to offer these special rates:

US Tours and Travel in Dallas, TX

Tel: +1 972-889-8747
Email: ustt1@yahoo.com
Up & Away Travel in Fairfax,VA
Tel: +1 703-691-9232
+1 800-373-5261
Email: hmikhail@cox.net
Contact Austrian Airlines in Erbil
Tel: +964 (0) 66 224 5470 / +964 (0) 66 224 5473

Frankfurt – Erbil

4 flights a week
Operated by Lufthansa
Lufthansa in Erbil
Tel: +964 66 224 5470
Email: office.ebl@austrian.com

Amman – Erbil

8 flights a week
Operated by Royal Jordanian Airlines
Website: www.rj.com
Amman
Tel: +962 6 4453052 / +962 6 5857111
Erbil
Tel: +964 (0) 750 477 9898 / +964 (0) 750 491 0973
E-mail: eblrj@yahoo.com / eblga2@rj.com
Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 54 52 59 52 / +46 8 54 52 59 52
London
Tel: +44 (0) 8719 112112
Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 65 99 91

Baghdad – Erbil

8 flights a week
Operated by Iraqi Airways
Iraqi Airways in Erbil
Tel: +964 (0) 750 423 5555 / +964 (0) 750 466 6444
E-mail: zagros_air@yahoo.com /  info@zagros.net

Website: www.iraqiairways.com

Abu Dhabi – Erbil

2 flights a week
Operated by Etihad Airways
Bahrain – Erbil
7 flights a week
Operated by Gulf Air
Website: www.gulfair.com
Gulf Air in Erbil
Tel: +964 (0) 750 401 7333 / +964 (0) 750 401 8333

Beirut – Erbil

4 flights a week
Operated by MEA (Middle East Airlines)
Website: www.mea.com.lb
MEA in Erbil
Tel: +964 (0) 750 601 2933 / +964 (0) 750 330 9715
E-mail: elias.awad@mea.com.lb
Dubai – Erbil
Offered by two airlines, Flydubai and Zagros Air 
Operated by Flydubai – 3 flights a week
Website: www.flydubai.com
Tel: +971 4 301 0800
Bookings in Erbil
Zozik Air, Tel: +964 (0) 750 425 5445 / +964 (0) 770 745 8888
Laru Travel, Tel: +964 (0) 770 745 8888
Operated by Zagros Air
Zagros Air in Dubai
Tel: +971 4 265 3838
Mobile: +971 50 559 4104
Zagros Air in Erbil
Tel: +964 66 256 6006
Mobile: +964 (0) 750 733 3026 / +964 (0) 750 418 555
Email: info@zagrosgroup.net; / zagros_airdxb@yahoo.com
Website: www.zagros-group.net

Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf – Erbil

1 flight a week
Operated by Air Berlin
Air Berlin in Erbil
Tel: +964 (0) 750 739 2585
Email: alazawi_saad57@yahoo.com

Gothenburg and Malmo – Erbil

2 flights a week
Operated by Viking Airlines
Miran Aviation in Erbil
Tel: +964 66 2252772
+964 (0) 750 725 9999
+964 (0) 750 720 5555
E-mail: info@miranaviationcom / miranaviation@hotmail.com

Istanbul – Erbil

5 flights a week
Operated by Atlas Jet
Website: www.atlasjet.com
Atlas Jet in Turkey
Tel: +90 212 444 3387 7
Atlas Jet in Erbil
Tel: +964 (0) 750 – 418 4444 / 420 4444 / 420 5555
E-mail: info@zagros-group.net

London Gatwick – Erbil via Stockholm Arlanda

1 flight a week
Operated by Viking Airline
Aer Olympic in Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 24 28 85
Fax: +46 8 21 43 43
Email:   info@aerolympic.se
Aer Olympic in London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 100 1023
Miran Aviation in Erbil
Website: www.miranaviation.com
Tel: +964 66 223 1573 / +964 66 253 2927
Mob: +964 (0) 750 423 3511 / +964 (0) 750 423 3512
Email: info@miranaviation.com / miranaviation@hotmail.com

Manchester – Erbil via Athens

2 flights a week
Operated by Viking Hellas
Miran Aviation in Erbil
Tel: +964 66 2252772
Mobile: +964 (0) 750 725 9999 / +964 (0) 750 720 5555
E-mail: info@miranaviationcom / miranaviation@hotmail.com
Aerolympic in London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 100 1023 0 1023

Stockholm Arlanda – Erbil

3 flights a week
Operated by Air Sweden
Air Sweden in Sweden
Tel:  +46 73 740 0010
Air Sweden in Erbil
Tel: +964 750 718 6262
E-mail: info@flyswedish.se

Urmia – Erbil

1 flight a week
Operated by Iran Air
Website: www.iranair.com
Flights to and from Suleimaniah
Amman – Suleimaniah
Operated by Royal Jordanian Airlines
Website: www.rj.com
Amman
Tel: +962 6 4453052
+962 6 5857111
Erbil
Tel: +964 (0) 750 477 9898
+964 (0) 750 491 0973
E-mail: eblrj@yahoo.com / eblga2@rj.com
Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 54 52 59 52
London
Tel: +44 (0) 8719 112112
Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 65 99 91

Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf – Suleimaniah

Operated by Air Berlin
Website: www.airberlin.com
Air Berlin in Erbil
Tel. +964 (0)750 739 2585
Email: alazawi_saad57@yahoo.comDubai – Suleimaniah
Operated by Azmar Air
Azmar Air in Dubai
Tel: +971 4 266 8993
Fax: +971 4 266 8233
Mobile: +971 50 551 4161Istanbul – Suleimaniah
Operated by Azmar Air
Azmar Air in Istanbul 
Tel: +90 212 6633 718
Fax: +90 212 6633 513Manchester – Suleimaniah via Athens
Operated by Viking Airlines
Miran Aviation in Erbil 
Tel: +964 66 2252772
Tel: +964 750 725 9999
Tel: +964 750 720 5555
E-mail: info@miranaviationcom /  miranaviation@hotmail.com
Aerolympic in London
Tel: +44 (0)207 100 1023Munich – Suleimaniah
Operated by Dokan Air
 Dokan Air in Iraq 
+964 770 777 4151
+946 7480155041
Dokan Air in Germany
Tel: +49 911 240 63 09
Fax: +49 911 96 53 32 11Munich – Suleimaniah via Dusseldorf
Operated by Zozik Air
Website: www.zozik-aviation.de
Zozik Air in Suleimaniah
Tel. +964 (0)770 2177177
Tel. +964 (0)750 1024331
E-mail: fly@zozik-aviation.com
Zozik Air in Germany:
Tel. +49 69 69 59 7370
Tel. +964 (0) 750 1024331
E-mail: sinan@zozik-air.comTehran – Suleimaniah
Operated by Azmar Air
Azmar Air in Tehran
Tel: +982 1 8880 4467
Fax: +982 1 8894 0361
Routes operated by Iraqi Airways
Iraqi Airways operates many flights to Erbil or Suleimaniah international airports, for example Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Amman, Beirut, Dubai, Damascus, Cairo, Frankfurt, Malmo, Stockholm and Tehran. Some services are direct to Suleimaniah or Erbil, and others are indirect. Please contact Iraqi Airways for details of direct and indirect routes.
Iraqi Airways in Erbil
Tel:              +964 (0) 750 423 5555
Tel:              +964 (0) 750 466 6444
E-mail:  info@zagros.net
Other Iraqi Airways telephone numbers
Amman:        +962 6 4638600
Damascus:    +963 11 2450301 / 2
Istanbul:        +90 535 379 92 05
Baghdad:       +964 1 537 2002

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