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Resumption of Flights between Iraq and Syria Postponed

By John Lee. Plans by Iraqi Airways to resume flights between Baghdad (pictured) and Damascus have reportedly been postponed. Syria’s Ministry of Transportation said it had been informed of the “decision to postpone the trip of two Iraqi Airways planes today… until further notice,” according to Rudaw. The Iraqi Embassy is said to have notified […]

Iraqi Airways to resume Flights to Syria

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways will reportedly resume flights to the Syrian capital Damascus for the first time since 2011. According to AFP, Iraq’s national carrier will operate a weekly service from Baghdad to Damascus starting on Saturday. (Source: AFP)

Al-Burhan Group – Your Route to Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Building a successful business means delivering what you promise. When I recently needed to go to Baghdad at short notice, I remembered a conversation I had with Abir Burhan, Operations Director of Al-Burhan Group: “Any time you want to go to Iraq,” he said, “we can take care of your visa, flights, […]

Iraqi Airways Launches Munich Service

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways has commenced flights from Baghdad to Munich, Germany. The Minister of Transport, Abdullah Laibi, headed the delegation on the first flight. The flights are scheduled to run on Sundays. (Source: Ministry of Transport)

Iraqi Airways carries 9,200 Passengers between Iraq, Russia

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways has reportedly carried 9,200 passengers between Iraq and Russia in the first 12 months of operating flights. According to rusaviainsider.com, this consisted of 5,200 inbound to Russia and 4,000 outbound. The majority of those passengers flew between Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport and Baghdad, with the rest flying between Vnukovo and Basra. […]

Iraqi Airways to restore Service to Russia

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways plans to re-commence regular flights between Baghdad and Moscow later in September, following a break of 13 years. The news came following talks between Russia’s aviation watchdog Rosaviatsia and the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Haidar Mansour Hadi. (Source: Rosaviatsia)

Authorities Deny Release of Iraqi Airways Chief

The Commission of Integrity has denied reports on the release of Iraqi Airways chairman following his arrest “red-handed” taking a bribe. A commission statement on August 15 said that reports by some media outlets that claimed the release of Samer Kabba, the Iraqi Airways chairman, were untrue. The statement said the investigating judge referred the […]

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)

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) […]

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: […]

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 […]