Cheap Flights to Erbil International Airport
If you have always been hesitant to fly to the Middle East, you may be missing out on an incredible travel experience. As long as you take the proper precautions, there are many Middle Eastern destinations that are fully accessible to visitors. Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan, is located in an area of Iraq which is generally considered to be safe for tourists.
Finding the best flights to Erbil is made simple with Skyscanner's flight search tools. To reach Erbil, you'll be flying into Erbil International Airport (EBL). Select this airport, along with your travel dates, and you'll be automatically redirected to a list of the cheapest flights.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Erbil International Airport
Between May and September, the daytime temperatures in Erbil generally do not drop below 30℃, and can often reach as high as the mid-40s. If you are not accustomed to extreme heat, it is recommended to visit between October and March.
Once you've chosen your travel dates, you'll find the best price to Erbil International Airport by setting a Skyscanner price alert.
Airlines That Fly to Erbil International Airport
Multiple Middle Eastern airlines stop at Erbil International Airport, including Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and EgyptAir. For a full list of airlines that Erbil International Airport serves, please click here.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
If you are meeting friends or family in Erbil, a free shuttle bus will take you from the airport to a public parking area that can serve as a meeting point. Otherwise, there will be a taxi stand outside of the airport terminal that will take you into the city center. If you require an English-speaking driver, be sure to reserve your taxi in advance.
Car rental services are currently not available at Erbil International Airport.
Erbil International Airport opened in 2005, after being transformed by the Kurdistan Regional Government from a military base into a civil airport. The airport is home to one of the world's longest runways (4,800m long).
The airport offers basic amenities such as shopping, a limited food and drink selection, and currency exchange. A V.I.P. lounge is available in the departures terminal only. Prayer rooms are also available 24/7 for passenger use.
What to See and Do in Erbil
The city of Erbil has many tourist sites that are both architecturally and historically important, such as the Mudhafaria Minaret and the Citadel of Erbil. The city also offers multiple culturally rich museums with free entry, such as the Kurdish Textile Museum.
Another key spot to visit in Erbil is the Sami Abdulrahman Park, a beautiful park complete with ample green space, two lakes, fountains, a running track, and much more.
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