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AnadoluJet starts Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. A Turkish airline will start new services from Diyarbakir and Gaziantep to Erbil from 21st March. AnadoluJet, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, plans to offer three flights per week to each location. (Source: AnadoluJet)

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Iraq Bans Boeing 737 MAX from its Airspace

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has announced that it has banned all Boeing 737 MAX planes from its airspace. The move follows the crash of a 737 MAX in Ethiopia on Sunday, which killed 157 people, and another disaster involving that model of aircraft in Indonesia five months ago, which killed […]

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Investment Opportunity: Al-Nasiriyah International Airport

The National Investment Commission (NIC) and the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) have announced the investment opportunity to build Nasriya International Airport. The airport is located to the south–west of Imam Ali (PBUH) air force base in Thi Qar province. The area of the passengers terminal is 3000m². Interested foreign and local companies can apply […]

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Turkey to Lift Ban on Flights to Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Turkey’s ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, will reportedly be lifted. The country’s Transport Minister, Cahit Turhann told Anadolu Agency: “Turkish Airlines will resume its flights from Istanbul to Sulaymaniyah [on Friday], seven flights a week.” According to Rudaw, Ankara has delayed the resumption of flights until Saturday due to technical […]

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PM orders Investigation into Appointment at Civil Aviation Authority

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (pictured) has called for an investigation into the appointment of a deputy director general to the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), citing allegation that the appointment was made under threat. In a statement the Prime Minister said. “His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi ordered to conduct […]

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Iraq, Jordan to Ease Trade, Finalise Plans for Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi and Jordan’s Prime Minister Dr. Omar Razzaz have agreed a series of measures to increase cooperation between the two countries. Following a meeting at the weekend, they announced that, among other steps, they will finalize the framework agreement for the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline which will run from Basra […]

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Hopes that Turkey will Lift Ban Sulaymaniyah Flights

By John Lee. Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are said to be hopeful that a meeting later this month between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iraqi President Barham Salih will lead to Turkey lifting its ban on international flights crossing its airspace to land at Sulaymaniyah Airport (pictured). According to a report from Ahval News, Turkey […]

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Upgrading al-Karamah Border Crossing with Jordan

IOM and UNODC Sign Agreement with the Government of Jordan to Upgrade al-Karamah Border Crossing Point In partnership with the Government of Jordan, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) signed an official partnership yesterday (10/12) to upgrade the al-Karamah border crossing point between Iraq and […]

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Nineveh-Duhok Customs Post Removed

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has reportedly removed the Fayida customs post between Mosul and Duhok province on Tuesday, following a parliamentary vote that deemed the customs points illegal and ordered their removal. According to Rudaw, the checkpoint, along with two others established by former Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi between Sulaimani and Kirkuk and […]

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