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. Iraqi Airways will continue to connect Iraq with the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia with ACMI support from Aerovista".
Iraqi Airways was recently banned from the European Union and four other European nations following a series of alleged safety lapses and inability to provide documentation to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), according to a report from Air Transport World.
(Sources: Aerovista, Air Transport World)