Tag Archives | Iraqi Airways

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 […]

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 […]

Iraqi Airways Banned from EU, Aerovista Provides Support

By John Lee. UAE-based Aerovista announced on Thursday that it is providing its A320-200 (SX-BDS) aircraft on an ACMI basis (i.e. aircraft, complete crew, maintenance, and insurance) to Iraqi Airways. “By partnering with Aerovista,” the company said, “Iraqi Airways are able to provide services to Europe by using an EASA approved carrier with European crew. […]

New Privately-Owned Iraqi Airline

By John Lee. A new privately-owned Iraqi airline carrier is expected to start international flights by July. Deputy Transport Minister Bangen Rekani told Bloomberg that FlyBaghdad, owned by Iraqi investors, will operate two Airbus Group NV A320 narrow-body planes and a Bombardier Inc. CRJ-200 regional jet. Start-up costs of are estimated at $25 million to $30 […]

Iraqi Airways Launches Armenian Route

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways will commence its Baghdad-Yerevan-Erbil flights today, Thursday 26th February. Flights to Armenia will run twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays, using CRJ900 and Boeing 737 aircraft. (Source: PanARMENIAN.Net)

Iraqi Airways to fly from Manchester

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways  is to fly direct from Manchester Airport, it has been announced. Starting on Sunday, 15 March 2015, the airline will commence weekly flights to Sulaymaniyah at 22:00, with flights to Erbil departing on Wednesdays at 22:00. Both routes will be operated by a new Boeing 737-800 with capacity for 162 […]

Flights Suspended After Airplane Shooting

By John Lee. Several airlines have suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane as it was landing at Baghdad International Airport. Reuters reports that two passengers were slightly injured when three or four bullets hit the body of a flydubai plane carrying 154 passengers on Monday evening. It was not known […]