Karbala International Airport

Project details

Karbala International Airport


In two years time, the a piece of land measuring 45 km2 in Karbala will be occupied by one of the busiest airports in the Middle East. The name is KIA (short for Karbala International Airport). As you read this text, there are hundreds of dedicated professional people who are working to make sure that the long awaited KIA will be successfully born on time healthy and fully functional to cater for the 3 Million passengers expected annually during its first years.

Phase one of the project will see the construction of the terminal together with the airfield and the aviation related development. Further phases envisage expanding the terminal building to increase the airport capacity to reach 9 million passengers per year.

As the lead consultant, Manhal Al Habbobi Consultants (MHC) is revisiting the original design refining and developing it to suit the changing requirements of the client including cost control, architectural planning, aesthetics, operational issues and buildability.

The vision for KIA is to be sustainable and efficient in every sense of the word. Airport efficiency must be demonstrated through the sophisticated operations it facilitate, the different environments it provides, the buildings where both operations and environments are accommodated and the resources that need to be allocated to make that happens.


The above 3D renderings represent the design prepared by the design consultant “ADPI”