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New Bus Service planned to Baghdad Airport

Translated by L. Bedrosian. The Iraqi Minister of Transport has instructed the General Transport Company for Passenger and Delegations to begin providing regular transport services to and from Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). Nasir Hussein Bander Hamad [Nasser Hussein Al-Shibli] added: "Services will soon begin with modern, air-conditioned buses equipped with a smart card reader system." […]

Radiola Aerospace joins IBBC

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announcd that Radiola Aerospace has joined as a new member. In a statement, the IBBC said: Having operated in Iraq since 2004, Radiola is well known in Iraq, and has been deeply involved in the provision of navigation and communication systems at Iraq's leading airports, as well as […]

Iraqi Ports, Airports Checked for Dangerous Materials

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister for Transport, Nasir Hussein Bander Hamad [Nasser Hussein Al-Shibli], has instructed the General Company for Iraqi Airways to begin inspecting all shipments stored in its warehouses to ensure that they are free of explosive materials. Earlier, the Minister gave the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) 72 hours to […]

Iraq Suspends Visa Agreement with Turkey

By John Lee. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has said it will no longer issue visas at border crossings for Turkish citizens wanting to visit Iraq. In a statement, it accused Turkey of violating a 2009 deal that eased the visa process for citizens of the two countries: "Iraq is keen to adhere to the agreements […]

Construction of Major Iran-Iraq Railway "Will Begin Soon"

A senior Iraqi official said the construction work for establishing a major railway project connecting the Arab country to neighboring Iran will get underway not in the too distant future. "The railway between Iran and Iraq through the Shalamcheh link will get going soon," said Qasim al-Araji, a national security adviser to the Iraqi government, […]

Coronavirus cases Top 100,000 as Baghdad Airport Reopens

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's coronavirus cases top 100,000 as Baghdad airport reopens The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iraq exceeded 100,000 on Thursday as the country's airport in Baghdad reopened to commercial flights for the […]

Iraq to Reopen Airports This Month

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq will reopen its airports on July 23, the government announced today [Thursday]. The monthslong ban on international passenger flights stranded many people in the country, but Iraq is still recording […]

Iraq's Airports Remain Closed amid Rising COVID Cases

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Frustration builds as Iraq's airports remain closed amid rising virus cases When Iraqi aviation authorities first closed airports to commercial passenger flights March 17 in an effort to curb the spread of […]