Airports

Iraq airport to be upgraded

May 20 - The Iraqi government is looking into upgrading all airports around the country to attract more airlines into starting new routes there. Plans for the expansion of Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) has been in talks since 2005 but the government needs to approve the master plan, said Dr Adnan Blebil, director-general of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority. The plan doubles the size of the current airport and will add three terminals, a two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half square kilometre cargo village and a free zone respectively.
A business park of one-and-a-half square kilometres will include conference and exhibition facilities, malls, hotels and the like. Connections to the existing rail and highway network just 1km away and an Aviation Academy are also afoot. The eventual expansion would create 70,000 jobs and, potentially, yearly revenues of Dh7.34 billion. “We’ve had interest from different groups over the years but nothing concrete yet. Anyone who is serious can start immediately. The airport is a very secure area surrounded by the military, ideal to invest in,” Blebil said.
 

More Airports
Skytrax announces list of best airports for 2018
Passenger traffic at Doha’s Hamad International Airport grows by 20%
World’s first 7-star airport inaugurated
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Al-Bab Art Gallery

Al-Bab Art Gallery

Sanaa, Yemen

This is the small art gallery/museum that is situated, as the name suggests, right next to the Bab-al-Yemen. It allows passage from the street to the top of the Bab. Although you may just pass the gallery simply to get to the top of the gate to shoot a few photos, the gallery in itself isn’t such a disappointing sight either. It contains artistic work by up-and-coming artists, most of them young, ...

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Founded in 1998, this is a comprehensive museum dedicated to art in the Islamic world.  It is one of just a few museums dedicated solely to Islamic art, and perhaps the best.  The building itself is elegantly designed and decorated.  There are five different domes.  In the entrance hall is an inverted dome, adorned with arabesque and gilded cartouches.  While the focus is on Malaysia, there ...

Megarama Cinema

Megarama Cinema

Casablanca, Morocco

Megarama cinemaplex has several theatres showing different films in English, Arabic and French. Address: Boulevard de la Corniche, Ain Diab, 20000 Casablanca Tel: +212 22 79 88 88                    ...

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

New York, United States

In its time, the Brooklyn Bridge was a marvel of civil engineering.  Even today it’s impressive, despite having long since been surpassed by longer and more monumental suspension bridges, even in the New York City area.  The bridge was designed by German immigrant John Augustus Roebling, who was responsible for the United States’ first suspension bridge completed in 1847 (an aqueduct in Pennsylvan...