Erbil International Airport (EBL)

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Erbil International Airport (EBL)
AddressErbil, 066, Iraq
Telephone+964 66 281 0000.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Greenwich Mean Time: GMT/UTC -0
LocationThe airport is located 6km (4 miles) northwest of central Erbil.
Airport codeEBL
Airport newsErbil International Airport is a completely new facility, opened in 2010. Some flights are currently suspended due to the ongoing security situation in northern Iraq.
Transfer between terminalsA free shuttle bus operates from the terminal building to the public parking area.
Driving directionsFrom the centre of Erbil, take the Ainkawa Road north, which leads directly to the airport.
Car rentalCar hire is not available at the airport.
Public transport and taxisTaxi: A 24-hour taxi service is available at the airport, and cars should be reserved in advance (tel: +964 750 417 0000). The fixed fare to the city is ID12,000 (aprox. US$15). A security checkpoint operates at the airport entrance, where passengers are requested to get out of the car for a baggage check.
Car parkingPublic parking is available immediately outside the airport grounds, and a free shuttle bus operates between the car park and the terminal.
Information and help desksThere is an information office located in the public area of the terminal.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There is a bank in the terminal which offers bureau de change facilities. ATMs and credit card facilities are not currently available.
Communications: Public telephones are available throughout the terminal complex.
Food: There is a small café offering light meals, snacks and drinks.
Shopping: Duty-free is available in International Departures, offering a variety of goods including souvenirs, alcohol, perfumes and tobacco.
Luggage: Trolleys are available, but there is no left-luggage facility.
Other facilities: Other available facilities at Erbil International Airport include baby changing rooms and a prayer room.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are currently no conference facilities at the airport, however there is a VIP lounge in Departures where passengers can complete work in a quiet and professional environment. Those in need of more extensive business services, including meeting rooms, should head to one of the larger city hotels, the nearest of which is the Noble Hotel (tel: +964 66 225 2630;
Disabled facilitiesThe airport is fully accessible to wheelchair users, and is all on one single level. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
Airport hotelsThere are no on-site hotels at Erbil International Airport, but there is a number of options in the nearby city centre.

Seever Hotel
Also located close to the airport, the Seever Hotel is a 4-star offering with a range of rooms and suites available. The hotel also boasts rentable meeting rooms, a gymnasium and on-site restaurant. Wi-Fi access is included in the room rate.
60 Meter Road
Erbil, Iraq
Tel: +964 66 223 6597

Erbil Oscar Hotel
Located in the centre of town, this is another luxury option with facilities including an indoor pool with sauna and gym, a café/restaurant and conference room. Single, double, family and suite rooms are available.
Gulan 40 Matri
Erbil, Iraq
Tel: +964 750 235 1818

Noble Hotel
The nearest hotel to the airport is about five minutes away by taxi. It is a luxury facility offering meeting facilities, spa and indoor pool, along with a choice of two restaurants. Free Wi-Fi is offered, and staff members are multilingual.
100 Meter Road
Erbil, Iraq
Tel: +964 66 225 2630
Full airport nameErbil International Airport
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