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Saudi Arabia approves Maritime Transport MoU with Iraq

By John Lee. Saudi Arabia has approved a cooperation agreement with Iraq relating to maritime transport. The official statement following a meeting of the Saudi Cabinet said simply, "approving a cooperation agreement between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of the Republic of Iraq in the field of maritime transport," […]

Iraq Airways to start 6 Flights per week from Pakistan

By John Lee. Iraq Airways will reportedly start operating six flights per week from Pakistan. According to Associated Press of Pakistan, there will be four flights from Karachi and two from Islamabad, starting on 29th July, serving Baghdad and Najaf. The company appointed Wardah International Services (Pvt) Limited as its General Sales Agent (GSA) for […]

Mosul Airport Project Exempted from Govt "Contracting Mechanisms"

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has decided to exempt the project to rehabilitate Mosul International Airport from the "contracting mechanisms that apply to government contracts and from the instructions for implementing the federal budget". The decison was approved at this week's cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Fly Baghdad appoints Cargo Agent in Mumbai

By John Lee. India's Rainbow Aviation has reportedly announced that it will represent Fly Baghdad as their cargo General Sales Agent (GSA) in India. The intention, according to STAT Trade Times, is to carry pharmaceuticals, readymade garments, raw materials, consumer durables and electronic parts to Baghdad. It says Fly Baghdad started flying to India on […]

Meeting to progress Mosul Int'l Airport Project

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi chaired a meeting on Monday to discuss plans to rebuild Mosul International Airport, which was damaged during the war against ISIS terrorist gangs. The meeting, which was attended by the Minister of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works, the Governor of Nineveh, and a number of specialized officials […]

Iran's Saha Airlines commences Flights to Najaf

By John Lee. The Iranian carrier Saha Airlines has reportedly operated its first flight to Iraq's Najaf International Airport on Friday. Shafaq reports that 70 passengers were flown from Isfahan to Najaf. FlightRadar24 confirms that a Boeing 737-31S belonging to the company landed at Najaf at 01:14, taking off again for Isfahan at 02:25. Wikipedia states […]

Iraq Clamps Down on Oil Smugglers

By John Lee. As part of the national campaign to eliminate the smuggling of oil derivatives, five vehicles prepared for smuggling were seized and four people were arrested in Salah al-Din Governorate. Four large storage tanks were also seized at the smugglers' base. A further four premises were seized in raids in Nineveh, Anbar, Babil […]

New Report on Iraqi Transportation Sector

Transportation Sector in Iraq: Aviation & Maritime Scene Overview The transportation sector plays a major role in the development of the country. As a key factor in promoting the advancement of dependent operations, a strong transportation infrastructure will ensure the proper functioning of closely related sectors and present a reliable playground for emerging businesses and […]

Anbar get Funding for Saudi Border Crossing

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Finance has allocated one billion dinars (£700k) to Anbar Governorate to complete procedures relating to the Arar (Ar Ar) border crossing. The border post with Saudi Arabia was re-opened in late 2020 following a 30-year closure. Improving trade links between the two countries has been a priority for both […]