Tag Archives | air routes

New Private Jet Service from Basra Airport

AIRSADA, the private jet charter company based in Istanbul, has announced new direct flights from Basra International Airport. Flying directly to airports around the world, including cities such as London, Paris, Milan, Moscow, and Quanzhou, the new service promises to help make private jet travel more accessible for Iraqi and international clients. Commenting on the […]

Turkey Suspends Flights with Iraq

By John Lee. The Turkish Civil Aviation Authority has reportedly suspend flights between Turkey and Iraq from Saturday 3rd October. According to Shafaaq news agency, the decision was made to prevent the spread of coronavirus (covid-19). (Source: Shafaaq)

India creates Air Transport Bubble with Iraq

By John Lee. India has created an air bubble arrangement with Iraq. Indian and Iraqi carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Iraq and carry the following categories of persons on such flights: A. From India to Iraq i. Nationals/residents of Iraq; ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa […]

Flights between Turkey, Iraq suspended another Month

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Flights between Turkey, Iraq suspended another month Turkey's flight suspension to and from Iraq has been extended through October 1, Iraq's civil aviation authority announced Monday amid a rising number of coronavirus cases. […]

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 Extends Ban on Regular Flights

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has reportedly extended of the ban on regular flights in the country until 15th July. According to Xinhua, the ban includes both domestic and international flights with the exception of those of emergency, medical evacuation and air cargo as well as planes that cross Iraqi airspace. […]

Gulf Air Returns to Erbil

By John Lee. Bahrain's Gulf Air has resumed services to Erbil International Airport (EIA). At the inaugural event in Erbil International Airport, Capt. Suhail Ismaeel said: “We’re happy to return to Erbil and operate direct flights to and from this Iraqi city ... With three weekly direct flights between Bahrain and Erbil supplemented with great […]

Airlines Continue Using Iraqi and Iranian Airspace

Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Persian Gulf airlines still fly in Iranian and Iraqi airspace and to cities in both countries since Iran and the United States traded military strikes. “Iranian airspace is important for all carriers in this region,” said Adil al-Ghaith, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, Persian Gulf, Middle East and […]

Airlines Re-route away from Iraq, Iran

By John Lee. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reportedly banned US carriers from flying in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The ban was imposed due to "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East, which present an inadvertent […]

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 […]