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Baghdad International Airport Code BGW

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 33°15'45"N / 44°14'4"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: ORBI
Observation Time: 25/03/2021 1:00 pm

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About Baghdad International Airport Code

Baghdad Airport code is BGW. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport. Since Baghdad Airport (BGW) was previously known as Saddam International Airport, its IATA airport code was also different. Baghdad Airport code was SDA. 

About Baghdad Airport (BGW)

Previously named Saddam International Airport after the president of Iraq, Baghdad International Airport (BGW) is the largest airport in the heart of Baghdad. It was developed by an international consortium Spie Batignolles and started full operations only after 1982. 

Being one of the busiest airports in the country, Baghdad International Airport (BGW) has now evolved into a cultural hub for millions of people travelling to Baghdad from all over the world. Expansion and development plans are underway. Once they come into existence then this facility will be able to handle more than 15 million passengers on its premises every year. 

Baghdad Airport (BGW) Runways

Baghdad Airport (BGW) is serviced by two runways: 

15R/33L 3,301 m (concrete)

15L/33R 4,000 m (concrete)

Baghdad Airport (BGW) Terminal

Baghdad Airport (BGW) features a single terminal that is equipped with all sorts of essential facilities. 

Nearest Airports to Baghdad Airport (BGW)

Ilam Airport 512 km

Arar Domestic Airport 549 km

Sanandaj Airport 594 km

Ahwaz International International Airport 594 km

Abadan Airport 602 km

Hamadan Airport 647 km

Khorramabad Airport 649 km

Dezful Airport 684 km

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Baghdad Airport (BGW)

Air Arabia

Aircompany Armenia


ATA Airlines

Cham Wings Airlines

Egypt Air





Gulf Air

Iran Air

Iran Aseman Airlines

Iraqi Airways

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
15R-33L 10,830 ft 148 ft Concrete No
15L-33R 13,124 ft 197 ft Concrete Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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