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Wataniya Airways to serve Najaf

By John Lee. Kuwait’s Wataniya Airways is to commence return flights to Najaf from 23rd August. According to ArabianBusiness, the route will be served by a newly-delivered Airbus A320. The airline was recently granted a licence to operate at Kuwait International Airport, following a six-year break from business due to financial difficulties. (Source: ArabianBusiness)

Iraqi Airways “not removed” from European Blacklist

By John Lee. Reuters reports that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has denied that it had lifted a ban on Iraqi Airways entering European airspace. The national carrier was banned from flying to Europe in 2015 because it did not meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards. (Source: Reuters)

Oman Air commences flights to Najaf from November

By John Lee. Oman Air has announce that it will be commencing its four times weekly service from Muscat to Najaf from November. Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive Officer at Oman Air, said: “Following a temporary delay of our service to Najaf as the Operational teams were assessing and scheduling all fleet types for safe deployment […]

Iraqi Airways adds New Routes

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways has announced that it has added two new routes to Iran and Turkey. A route between Najaf to Isfahan will be operated by Boeing 737 and CRJ900, while one between Sulaymaniyah to Istanbul Ataturk will be operated by a Boeing 737. Each route will be served twice a week. (Source: […]

Oman Air Postpones Launch of Najaf Route

By John Lee. Oman Air has announced that the start of its planned service between Muscat and Najaf is delayed from 15th September to 1st October. The airline said in a statement: “The decision was taken in line with Oman Air’s over-riding priority of ensuring the safety and well-being of all its customers and staff.” […]

Iraqi Airways Still Banned from EU

By John Lee. The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. Among the airlines still banned from EU skies are Iraqi Airways, due to safety concerns. EU […]

Turkish Airlines Launches New Iraq Route

By John Lee. Turkish Airlines is to launches regular flights from Istanbul to Basra from 2nd March. TK308 will depart from Istanbul at 05:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, arriving at Basra at 09:10. The return TK309 flight leaves Basra at 10:10 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. (Source: Rus Tourism News)

Sweden Bans Flights from Northern Iraq

By John Lee. The Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) has reportedly banned all flights from Northern Iraq. According to a report from ch-aviation.com, Transportstyrelsen said the increased military activity across northern Iraq posed a threat to civilian flights thus warranting a ban. Iraqi Airways and Germania had connected Sulaymaniyah with Malmö and Stockholm Arlanda respectively, while […]

FlyBaghdad leases Jordanian 737

By John Lee. FlyBaghdad has reportedly wet-leased a Boeing 737-400 from Jordan Aviation. The company also has two A320-200s leased from South Africa’s Global Aviation Operations, and three CRJ-200s, two of which are leased from Iraq Gate (Baghdad). Launched earlier this year, FlyBaghdad currently offers scheduled passenger flights to Erbil, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah, Istanbul and Tbilisi. […]

Turkish Airlines Adds Baghdad Flights

By John Lee. Turkish Airlines has announced that it has added a new flight destination operated between Baghdad and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Beginning October 25th, roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Baghdad will be operated 2 times per week in both directions till November 23rd, and will be daily as from that: (Source: Turkish […]