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Gulf Air to Launch 2 New Routes to Iraq

Samer Majali, CEO of Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air, has announced that the city of Suleimaniya in Iraq’s Kurdistan region will become the carrier’s second destination in the country by the end of 2010, Kurdish Globe has reported. The carrier also plans to fly to the southern port city of Basra by the end of […]

Al Najaf Airport Closed Until Further Notice

Al Najaf airport supervisor Sadek Al Labban said that the airport will stay closed until further notice while the current administration of the airport affiliated to Al Najaf local government refuses to give the right of management to Iraq Ministry of Transportation considering that it is an investment project. Official authorities had closed Baghdad and […]

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Chinese Plans for Bateera Airport

The local government is studying a project put forward by CNPC, Total and Petronas, which invest in al-Halfaya oil field, to turn al-Bateera military airport into a civil one,” the head of the investment commission in the Missan provincial council, Muhsin al-Bakhati said.

Parts of Habaniya Airbase to go Civil

Semi final agreements have been reached to change parts of the Habaniya Airbase in al-Anbar province into a civil airport. “The process is part of the al-Anbar investment plan,” Mizhir Hassan, head of the al-Anbar Investment Commission, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Monday. He said that a civil airport in al-Anbar will contribute to […]

Dora Rail Project launched.

Iraq’s electricity and transport ministries have announced the launch of a joint railroad project that will carry fuel to the Dora Power Station in southern Baghdad, Aswat al-Iraq has reported. Transport minister, Amir Abduljabbar has said that a similar project will be carried out in Basra province, south of Baghdad. ( AME Info FZ LLC […]

Test Flights Begin at Erbil Airport.

Stafford Clarry, Erbil airport director said that the first aircraft arrived yesterday from Turkey, and it landed on the new airport runway , which is scheduled to go through a development phase lasting several months. The new airport features a runway 4800 m long and 90 m width which is the longest runway in Middle […]

Aviation in Iraq: New Beginnings

The Iraqi aviation sector is experiencing a surge of demand and is making strides in the development of its infrastructure, fleet and services. “This is an exciting period in the re-establishment of the Iraqi aviation industry,” observes William Wakeham, Managing Director of Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers.  Iraq’s Ministry of transportation has recently announced (on March […]

U.S.’s Leedco Wins Iraq Airport Contract

Leedco Engineers Inc, the privately held Californian engineering consultancy, has won a $50 million contract for construction of an international airport in Iraq, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The airport is to be built in Salahuddine Province in northern Iraq as an alternative to Baghdad International Airport, said Jewher Hamad al-Fahel, the head of the province’s […]