Baghdad International Airport (IATA: BGW, ICAO: ORBI), known as Saddam International Airport originally, is Iraq's largest airport,
located in a suburb about 16 km (10 mi) west of downtown Baghdad in the Baghdad Governorate. You may also hear the popular (but incorrect) airport code
BIAP being used. It is the home base for Iraq's national airline, Iraqi Airways.
On 18 May 2010, plans were unveiled for an expansion of Baghdad International Airport, which will double its capacity to 15 million passengers per year.
The expansion, to be funded by foreign investors, will include the construction of three new terminals and the refurbishment of the existing three terminals,
which will each accommodate 2.5 million passengers annually.
At present, Terminal C has been refreshed with three active gate areas for carriers operating from the airport. Regular flights by Iraqi Airwarys
now include Gatwick (London), Frankfurt, and Kuwait.