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Ports Personnel Contracts Extended to May after protests

Part-time personnel working for the Ports Company have had their contracts extended to May following a peaceful demonstration in Basra city. “The procedure came in the light of instructions from the minister of transportation, Eng. Aamer Abduljabbar Ismail…,” a media official from the company, Anmar al-Safi, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. On Thursday, dozens of […]

New Airport for Salahuddin

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Board has given its approval for plans for a new international airport in Salahuddin  province, Meed has reported. The $140m airport will have capacity for some two million passengers every year, and will comprise one runway and one taxiway, the Salahuddin Investment Commission said. The airport is expected to open in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]