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Iraqi Airline Denies Fronting for Iran

By John Lee. A report from the Financial Times claims that an Iraqi company has helped to Iran acquire nine large commercial aircraft, in defiance of international sanctions. According to the report, Iran's Mahan Air, which is blacklisted by the US and Europe because of alleged links to Iran’s revolutionary guard -- allegations denied by […]

New Privately-Owned Iraqi Airline

By John Lee. A new privately-owned Iraqi airline carrier is expected to start international flights by July. Deputy Transport Minister Bangen Rekani told Bloomberg that FlyBaghdad, owned by Iraqi investors, will operate two Airbus Group NV A320 narrow-body planes and a Bombardier Inc. CRJ-200 regional jet. Start-up costs of are estimated at $25 million to $30 […]

New London-Baghdad Flights

The first direct flights between London and Baghdad by a private Iraqi firm will begin this week, a civil aviation official said on Sunday. Al-Naser Airlines, owned by Iraqi businessman Hussein al-Khawam, "will fly its first Baghdad-London flight on November 3, but that date is not finalised," said Nasser Hussein Badr, civil aviation director at […]