Tag Archives | Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA)

US launches $5m Airport Security Program

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) officials are celebrating the launch of a $5 million Iraq airport security program. This U.S. Government-funded initiative will provide both training and equipment in close coordination and partnership with Iraq civil aviation experts. During his remarks at the launch reception, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires […]

Iraq Bans Boeing 737 MAX from its Airspace

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has announced that it has banned all Boeing 737 MAX planes from its airspace. The move follows the crash of a 737 MAX in Ethiopia on Sunday, which killed 157 people, and another disaster involving that model of aircraft in Indonesia five months ago, which killed […]

Investment Opportunity: Al-Nasiriyah International Airport

The National Investment Commission (NIC) and the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) have announced the investment opportunity to build Nasriya International Airport. The airport is located to the south–west of Imam Ali (PBUH) air force base in Thi Qar province. The area of the passengers terminal is 3000m². Interested foreign and local companies can apply […]

PM orders Investigation into Appointment at Civil Aviation Authority

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (pictured) has called for an investigation into the appointment of a deputy director general to the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), citing allegation that the appointment was made under threat. In a statement the Prime Minister said. “His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi ordered to conduct […]

Iraq signs Air Transport MoU with UAE

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with its UAE counterpart. According to a statement from Iraq’s General Establishment of Civil Aviation (GECA), the MoU will guarantee all operational and technical matters related to the field of air transport. The Director General of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Ali […]

Minister to Brief Parliament on Duty-Free Contracts

In May of this year, we reported claims that Iraq’s anti-corruption bodies were investigating the contract to operate the duty-free shops at Baghdad and Basra airports, following reports of corruption from Al-Ahad TV. According to a new report from Al-Ahad TV, and to documents recently received by Iraq Business News (see below), the Iraqi Parliament has […]

$66m for Tharthar Lake Water Management Project

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Al-Abadi. It discussed energy, housing, transport, security, financial reforms and delivery of public services, and also reviewed several reconstruction projects across Iraq. The cabinet approved measures to accelerate the transition to electronic payment of […]

Baghdad extends Air Blockade over KRG-held Areas

By John Lee. Daily Sabah reports that Iraq has extended its ban on international flights to Iraqi Kurdistan by three months. The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) reportedly told Erbil International Airport (EIA) that the ban on international flights to and from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports has been extended to the end of May. (Source: […]

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 […]