Flights to Baghdad International (BGW)

Cheap Flights to Baghdad International

Airport Recognized as a center for learning, Baghdad has been a cultural center in the cradle of civilization since its inception in the 8th century. Flights to Baghdad International Airport (BGW) are the most convenient entry into the country since the airport is the only international one in Iraq. Visitors to Baghdad will enjoy its affordable cuisine, historical religious destinations, and friendly locals.

Facilities at Baghdad International Airport

Cheap flights to Baghdad International Airport (BGW) have brought over 7 million passengers a year to the city. BGW has refurbished facilities to provide passenger services for check-in, banks, mail, currency exchange, restaurants, and newly furbished, long-term lounges. Flights to Baghdad International Airport (BGW) are provided by many of the regional carriers, including Iraqi, Turkish, and Qatar Airlines. The region’s discount carriers, such as Pegasus and EgyptAir, also offer cheap flights to Baghdad International Airport (BGW). The airport has separate civilian and military terminals with the civilian terminal divided into three concourses. The airport is approximately 10 miles west of downtown Baghdad. Connections from the airport to downtown Baghdad can be made by taxi or bus.

Things to Do Near Baghdad International Airport

Baghdad is a city in transition with over 7 million residents. It is also home to some of most revered shrines in the Middle East. Chief among these is the grave of the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, the Al Jawadain Holy Shrine. This shrine features two golden domes that dominate the skyline of the city. Some of best examples of art from early civilization can be found at the Iraqi National Museum, which houses many of the relics of Assyrian civilization as well as ancient Babylon. Baghdad is also where you can find the Iraqi National Symphony and National Theater.

Much of the activity in Baghdad is oriented toward the family. The Zawraa Park in central Baghdad is popular with both locals and visitors alike. The park is accompanied by a zoo and amusement park and adjoins the Baghdad Rail Station. For shopping, the Al Mansur Mall, which opened in western Baghdad in 2015, offers western goods and brands. For some other family fun, head over to Maximall, which has a bowling alley on the fourth floor. If you're interested in spectator sports, you can travel to the west side of Baghdad to view the city's largest football stadium, the Al-Shaab Stadium.

Travel Tips for Baghdad International Airport

Baghdad has a subtropical desert climate with temperatures averaging in the 90s with almost no rain in the summer. Annual rainfall is confined to the period from November to March. Winter’s mild days and chilly nights make it the most hospitable time of the year to visit. Ramadan, which lasts for an entire month, is widely observed in Baghdad with many families holding dinners through the night. Ramadan is a lunar holiday and is held at a different time each year.

Two people can eat for about $30 at a mid-range restaurant in the city. You'll find that popular meat choices include lamb, chicken, and fish.

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