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Inaugural Flight from Hyderabad to Baghdad

By John Lee. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) inaugurated the maiden direct flight service from Hyderabad to Baghdad on Sunday. According to a press release, Fly Baghdad's maiden flight IF 462 took off at 15.17 hours from Hyderabad International Airport. The flight will operate between Hyderabad and Baghdad twice a week, on Sundays and […]

Iran-Iraq Trade Continues Despite Disruption

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly closed its land borders to Iraq in response to the upsurge in violence in the country. According to AFP, Iranian flights to the country have also been halted. Meanwhile, Iran's Mehr News says that while passenger travel is suspended, people are being allowed to return to their home countries, […]

Possible removal of Iraqi Airways from EU Banned List

By John Lee. The European Union is preparing to allow Iraqi Airways planes to operate again within the EU. On Wednesday, the Ambassador of the European Union to Iraq, Ville Varjola, told the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, of his quest to resolve this issue with the relevant authorities. The airline […]

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 […]

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 […]

EU Flight Ban in Iraqi Airways may be Lifted

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Transport has held a meeting with the ambassador of the European Union to discuss removing Iraqi Airways from the list of airlines banned from operating within the EU. Captain Nasser Hussain Bandar Al-Shibli [Captain Nasser Hussein Bandar Al-Shibli] said they discussed the importance of the Iraqi Civil Aviation […]

New Air Route between Erbil and Gaziantep

By John Lee. Turkey's Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has announced that flights from Gaziantep to Erbil will begin on 24th January. AnadoluJet will operate the route on Mondays and Thursdays. (Source: Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure)

IranAir to Fly to Najaf

By John Lee. IranAir will reportedly operate two new daily round-trip flights to Najaf International Airport. According to Iran's Financial Tribune, there will be a morning flight from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, and afternoon flights from Mashhad. More here. (Source: Financial Tribune)

Iraq and Pakistan to Increase Cooperation

By John Lee. The Iraqi Foreign Minister has said that Iraq is helping develop promising investment opportunities for Pakistani companies in Iraq, and increasing cultural exchange between the two countries through the twinning of universities. The statement came at a meeting between Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr Fuad Hussein […]