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Iraq Buys Ten 787 Dreamliners

Iraq has signed a deal with Boeing to buy ten  787 Dreamliners on behalf of its flag carrier, Iraqi Airways, the National has reported. The contract was reported on the Boeing website this week, although the deal was apparently concluded on December 22. The aircraft are worth a total of $1.7bn at list prices, but […]

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Middle Euphrates Airport Will Provide Thousands of Jobs

Minister Amir Abdul-Jabbar during his speech on the occasion of laying the foundations ceremony at the airport of the Middle Euphrates south of Karbala that the department “of the Middle Euphrates Airport is a vital project and important feature in Iraq and will be the pride of Iraqis,” adding that the cost of the airport, […]

Baghdad To Build Elevated Monorail, Subway

According to a report from RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq (RFI), Iraqi officials say foreign firms will be invited to take part in a tender to build an elevated monorail and subway lines in Baghdad to help reduce traffic in the congested capital. Baghdad Mayor Salih Abdel Razzak said the monorail in particular will help unsnarl […]

U.S. To Train Iraqi Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers

RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq (RFI) reports that the United States is to train Iraqi pilots and air traffic controllers under a new agreement between the two countries’ governments. The agreement provides for the opening in Baghdad of a training school supervised by the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency. That school will be financed by a $7m […]

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New Air Route To Kuwait

SkyLink Arabia (SKA) has just resumed commercial flights between Baghdad, Basra, and Kuwait. SKA will provide commercial flights 2 days per week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Additionally, SKA has resumed cargo flights to Basra International Airport.

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Basra Airport Invites Businesses

Basra International Airport has announced that it will make space available to companies wanting to set up within the airport complex. Domestic and international companies can lease land within the BIA airport grounds (outside of the USF-I COB limits) for a fee for a term of one or two years. Interested firms will need to […]

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Jobs at Karbala Airport

Al-Furat al-Awsat Airport in Karbala will provide thousands of job opportunities in the province, the Iraqi Transport Minister Amir Abdiljabbar said on Tuesday. “Iraqis will be proud of the airport,” Abdiljabbar said in a speech for the occasion of planting the airport’s foundation stone. He said that the detailed design of the airport was made […]

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Second Rail Line in Diwaniyah

The Minister of Transport, Amer Abdul-Jabbar Ismail opened on Sunday, the second rail line Hilla, Diwaniyah with a potential speed of 120 km / h. This is one of the important steps which would change the transport map. Ismail visited the photo gallery, which reflects the phases of the project from its inception to the […]


2nd Stage of Hilla-Basra Railway Project Opens

Iraqi Minister of Transport, Amer Abduljabbar, opened the 50-km-long second stage of the Hilla to Basra rail line, according to the head of Babel province’s railways department on Sunday. “Minister Abduljabbar inaugurated the second stage of the project which linked al-Hashemiya district to al-Diwaniya city as part of the larger Hilla-Basra project,” Anwar al-Rehimi told […]

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More New Flights to Iraq

Viking Hellas Airlines will start scheduled flights flights between Athens and Baghdad from 1st March, and between Athens and Sulaymaniya from 4th March. This is in addition to the service that commenced two weeks ago between Athens and Erbil. And with the start of services between Manchester and Athens three times per week, this will […]

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Iraq-Turkey Rail Link Re-Opens

The first rail service in decades between Iraq and Turkey celebrated its maiden journey on Tuesday. It is hoped that the re-opening of the historic rail link – originally built as part of a German service from Berlin to Baghdad more than a century ago – will contribute to the fast-growing trade between Iraq and […]

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Deal Expected for Baghdad Underground

A deal with a French company will soon be concluded to supervise a project to build an underground railway in the capital Baghdad, the local mayor said. “Companies from the United States, Russia, Germany, France and South Korea will be invited to submit their final bids for the project after a contract is signed with […]