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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)

Iraq Negotiates with Airbus

By John Lee. Iraqi Transport Ministry is negotiating with Airbus to buy a number of planes, according to a report from Aswat Al Iraq. Iraqi Transport Minister Hadi al-Ameri said the negotiations related to a number of A320 planes. He also confirmed signing the contract with the Canadian company Bombardier to buy ten planes, and […]

Iraqi Airways Recieves its first Airbus A330

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-200, the first Airbus widebody aircraft to be operated by the airline, which already has two A321 aircraft. Accommodating a two-class configuration of 24 business and 264 economy seats, the aircraft is powered by GE CF6-80 engines and will be deployed on European […]

Iraq Dumps Bombardier for Boeing, Airbus

Bloomberg reports that Iraqi Airways plans to halt an order to buy regional jets from Canada’s Bombardier in favour of larger planes most likely from Boeing or Airbus, after the government granted it a $300 million interest-free loan. The carrier is unlikely to convert on option to buy further 90-seat Bombardier CRJ900 planes after taking […]