Tag Archives | Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA)

Flights from Greece to Iraq to Resume

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has reached an agreement with its counterpart in Greece to re-start flights between the two countries, following a meeting between the parties on Tuesday. According to a report from Neos Kosmos, there will be 10 passenger flights and two cargo flights per week, commencing on Saturday 4th […]

Baghdad Suspends Int’l Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. Direct international flights will be suspended to and from Erbil International Airport (pictured) starting from Friday evening, following a decision by the Iraqi cabinet and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, an airline official has told Xinhua. The move follows the region’s vote for independence in Monday’s referendum. Airlines including Qatar Airways, EgyptAir and […]

Iraq Duty Free wins Ten-Year Contract Extension

By John Lee. Iraq Duty Free has reportedly had its exclusive duty free contract at Baghdad and Basra airports extended by ten years to 4th March 2029. According to The Moodie Davitt Report, the contract was awarded by the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) and Ministry of Transport to Iraq Duty Free’s parent company Financial […]

Lufthansa Consulting Helps Iraq upgrade Airports

The Iraqi Government and Lufthansa Consulting are continuing their longstanding relationship in order to further enhance the aviation system in Iraq. The country’s Ministry of Transport signed a comprehensive agreement for a long-term strategic advisory and implementation project that will focus on restructuring the national carrier Iraqi Airways and the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) […]

Serco Wins Contract Extension from ICAA

By John Lee. UK-based Serco has agreed a contract extension with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) to deliver air traffic services and academy training. David J. Greer OBE, CEO, Serco Middle East commented: “The contract extension issued to Serco is a true testament of our work and approach to air traffic safety and training […]

Baghdad-KRI Flights Suspended

By Simon Kent. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority has suspended flights from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah and Erbil in the Kurdish region of Iraq (KRI) for two days, effective from today. The move follows concern that Russian jets and cruise missiles pass though that airspace from the Caspian Sea region, to targets in Syria. It is […]

Serco Awarded Contract Extension by ICAA

By John Lee. Serco, the UK-based international service company, has announced a 1 year contract extension with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA). The contract covers a full range of services including the continued development of Air Traffic Services and Academy Training at Baghdad International Airport. According to a statement from Serco, the partnership between […]

No Official Word on Kurdish Freight Ban

By John Lee. A spokesman for Erbil International Airport has told Iraq Business News that there has been no official instruction from Baghdad regarding the blocking of freight flights to airports in Iraqi Kurdistan, but added that there have been emails to airlines confirming that this is the case. “The irony is,” said Andrew Jones, […]

Iraq Blocks Kurdistan Flights

By John Lee. Cargo flights to and from Erbil and Sulaimanya [Slemani] have reportedly been suspended. A spokesman for Emirates SkyCargo told Lloyd’s Loading List that the airline’s freighter flights to and from Erbil “have been temporarily suspended at the request of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority. However, Emirates [passenger] flights are operating as per […]

Iraqi Aviation Industry Takes Off

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In light of Iraq’s complicated political and security climate, even the most optimistic could not expect Baghdad International Airport (pictured) to have 125 flights — even including both arrivals and departures […]