For the Arbaeen pilgrimage

Civil aviation authority of Iraq announces reception of over 250,000 visitors

BAGHDAD, September 6 — The Civil Aviation Authority of Iraq announced on Wednesday that it has received more than 250,000 visitors on 1,850 flights, according to preliminary statistics on the arrivals at Iraqi airports for the Arbaeen pilgrimage.

Statement from the Civil Aviation Authority, received by Network 964:

“The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority issued preliminary statistics today, Wednesday, regarding the number of visitors coming to Iraqi airports for the Arbaeen pilgrimage of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him). The total number of incoming flights to the country reached 1,850 flights, carrying more than a quarter of a million visitors.

Mr. Imad Abdul Razzaq Al-Asadi, the President of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority, stated: Based on the directives of the Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, we supervised the field operations through an integrated team to monitor the continuous efforts at the airports of Baghdad, Basra, and Najaf Al-Ashraf for several consecutive days, in order to provide all the necessary facilities and services for the Arbaeen visitors. The number of visitors during the pilgrimage days reached approximately 257,000, with a total of 1,850 flights received by Iraqi airports.

He further emphasized that Najaf Al-Ashraf International Airport topped the statistics, receiving 1,400 flights with 200,000 visitors, followed by Baghdad International Airport with 400 flights and 50,000 visitors, and then Basra International Airport with 50 flights and 7,000 visitors. These statistics cover the period from August 15th to September 3rd of this year.”