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Iraq’s Karbala International Airport to be inaugurated in early 2025

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Local officials in Karbala governorate announced on Thursday that Karbala International Airport will be inaugurated in early 2025.

The Governor of Karbala, Nassif Jassem Al-Khattabi, explained that the airport’s construction is already at an advanced level, according to Alsabah Daily, the official newspaper in Iraq.

Al-Khattabi highlighted that the Iraqi governorate, which receives millions of visitors from abroad, particularly during holy occasions such as the Arbaeen visit, is seeing significant development in the areas of education, health, and services.

The Iraqi official also illustrated that Karbala International Airport’s completion percentage was more than 75 percent.

The construction of Karbala International Airport is carried out by a British company after a French company completed its designs that reflect the Islamic and cultural heritage of the Iraqi governorate.

Karbala governor indicated that the airport’s runway has been completed, noting that arrival and departure halls will be completed soon.

Al-Khattabi added that Karbala International Airport will contribute to the economic growth of the governorate and make it an important tourist destination.

The project is being carried out in four phases. The airport’s capacity will rise to three million passengers a year in the first phase, six million passengers in the second, 18 million passengers in the third, and 20 million passengers in the fourth and final phase.

Karbala International Airport is located between the cities of Najaf and Karbala, about 32 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Karbala.

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