This article gives an overview of Basra Airport in Iraq. Built in the 1980s to accommodate up to 3 million passengers annually, the under-utilized airport succumbed early on to insufficient funding and poor administration, staffing, and maintenance. A review conducted by a visiting team of aviation professionals in 2003 found the airport in need of significant improvements to the infrastructure. The article reports, however, that the team disbanded due to security challenges, increased conflict in the area, and the decision of the provisional government to focus commercial aviation development efforts only on Baghdad.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • August/September 2005
  • Corporate Authors:

    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Authors:
    • IRWIN, S
  • Publication Date: 2005-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 22-23
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 1:59PM