(IATA: NJF – ICAO: ORNI)
One of the major Iraqi airports serving in Najaf City; one of the most important cities of Iraq. It is located on the eastern side of the city. The airport was established on a former military air base, and on July 2008 the airport was officially opened to receive incoming flights. Since then the airport is expanding to provide four departure gates, two arrival gates, immigration and passenger services. The facility consists of one asphalt runway 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) long and 45 metres (148 ft) wide. The prominent feature of Najaf International Airport is good ground services with a speed and efficiency of aircrafts turnaround time.