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Gulf Air to Resume Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced the resumption of its direct services between Bahrain and Erbil in Iraq; further strengthening the airline’s existing Iraqi routes of Baghdad and Najaf. The airline’s services to Erbil will commence on 02 February 2020, and will see Gulf Air’s three […]

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)

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)

AnadoluJet starts Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. A Turkish airline will start new services from Diyarbakir and Gaziantep to Erbil from 21st March. AnadoluJet, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, plans to offer three flights per week to each location. (Source: AnadoluJet)

Iraq Bans Boeing 737 MAX from its Airspace

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has announced that it has banned all Boeing 737 MAX planes from its airspace. The move follows the crash of a 737 MAX in Ethiopia on Sunday, which killed 157 people, and another disaster involving that model of aircraft in Indonesia five months ago, which killed […]

Turkey to Lift Ban on Flights to Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Turkey’s ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, will reportedly be lifted. The country’s Transport Minister, Cahit Turhann told Anadolu Agency: “Turkish Airlines will resume its flights from Istanbul to Sulaymaniyah [on Friday], seven flights a week.” According to Rudaw, Ankara has delayed the resumption of flights until Saturday due to technical […]

Hopes that Turkey will Lift Ban Sulaymaniyah Flights

By John Lee. Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are said to be hopeful that a meeting later this month between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iraqi President Barham Salih will lead to Turkey lifting its ban on international flights crossing its airspace to land at Sulaymaniyah Airport (pictured). According to a report from Ahval News, Turkey […]

Air Arabia launches fourth Iraqi Destination

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), has announced the launch of non-stop service to the city of Sulaymaniyah in the north of Iraq. The new service from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah marks Air Arabia’s fourth destination in Iraq and 152 worldwide. From November 6, 2018, […]

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. […]