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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 […]

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 […]