Turkish Airlines and AtlasGlobal have direct flights to Basrah Airport which is located in the south of Basra city of Iraq and the second largest international airport of Iraq. Other airlines that have flights to Basrah Airport which you can reach from Istanbul Atatürk or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airports by direct flights are Middle East Airlines (Beirut), Royal Jordanian (Oman), Qatar Airways (Doha), Zagros Airlines (Mashhad), Iraqi Airways (Istanbul Atatürk, Oman, Kuala Lumpur, Erbil etc.), FlyDamas (Damascus), Emirates and flydubai (Dubai).
Although there is no public transport from Basra Airport to the city center, the airport has shuttle service. You can also go take a taxi if you wish. If you know someone in Basra, do not hesitate to ask them to pick you up at the airport. The hotels do not provide a shuttle service.
There is always a taxi at the airport. But taxis do not have taximeters and drivers can demand very high fares. You must agree and negotiate in advance about where you will go. It is possible to reach the city center in half an hour by taxi.
Shuttle services are arranged at the airport every day of the week. The services do not have a standard departure schedule, but they are departing according to the aircraft's landing time.Last Updated: 06 Feb 2017
If you know someone in Basra, ask for their help first to go to the airport. If you need to arrange your transportation yourself, you can take the taxi or use the airport shuttles. Basra does not have a means of public transportation to get the airport. The hotels also do not provide airport shuttle service.
Almost everyone who has a car in the city can offer taxi services, so you will not have trouble finding a taxi. But you should not forget that especially the foreigners are charged very high fares. You should negotiate the price with the driver beforehand. You can ask your hotel to arrange a taxi for you. In normal traffic conditions, you will arrive at the airport within half an hour.
As the airport shuttle services only serve according to the flight hours, you should definitely know the flight time in advance. Your hotel can help you with this.
Basra Airport is the second largest airport in Iraq. It is at a distance of 20 kilometers from the city center of Basra. There is no internet connection at the airport but there is a café and a duty free shop. When scheduling your arrival to the airport, you should keep in mind that security checks at the airport can take a long time.Last Updated: 06 Feb 2017
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