Basra International Airport
U.S. State Department Travel Warning
The U.S. Department of State has a travel warning for U.S. citizens updated as of January 31, 2017 warning against all travel to Iraq. Per the current statement, U.S. citizens are at a high risk for kidnapping and other types of violence.
BSR is located in the southern Iraq city of Basra and is the second largest international airport in the country. Basra International is a hub for Iraqi Airways and is also serviced by the following carriers:
- Air Arabia
- Turkish Airlines
- Qatar Airways
Popular Routes to Basra International Airport
Although it is strongly suggested that U.S. citizens currently do not travel to Iraq, the country is going through a rebuilding process and in the future, and there will hopefully be open travel to this portion of the Middle East. Currently both Emirates and Flydubai have routes from Dubai to Basra and Iraqi Airways flies both domestically and internationally from Delhi and Istanbul.
See What's Beyond Basra International Airport
Basra is a port city in the southern portion of Iraq and is home to approximately one and a half million people. The city has places in history in both literature and religion, being one of the ports connected to Sinbad the Sailor and the possible location of the Garden of Eden. Sinbad's Island, the old mosque of Basra, and Basra Sports City are all places for travelers to visit.
Transportation fromBasra International Airport
Taxis and shuttles may be available as well as private vans from some hotels, so be sure to ask about ground transportation wherever you book your local accommodations. There are currently no rental car companies operating at Basra International Airport.
Cheap Flights to Basra International Airport
If you're thinking about traveling to southern Iraq and want to know what airlines fly to BSR, check out the Skyscanner Airline page for a full list of carriers.
If you are a non-U.S. citizen and are traveling to Iraq there are good deals from various cities to BSR. Take a look at great rates like non stop to Basra from Qatar starting at $400.
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