Tag Archives | Baghdad International Airport

Turkish Airlines Adds Baghdad Flights

By John Lee. Turkish Airlines has announced that it has added a new flight destination operated between Baghdad and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Beginning October 25th, roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Baghdad will be operated 2 times per week in both directions till November 23rd, and will be daily as from that: (Source: Turkish […]

FlyBaghdad has eyes on Dubai, then Europe

Iraq’s youngest airline, FlyBaghdad, is in talks to start flying to Dubai and plans to launch European routes in early 2016, according to a report from Gulf News. The airline’s Regional Commercial Manager, Mohammad Abdali, told the news agency that the Iraqi-owned airline started domestic flights to Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Najaf and Basra from its hub […]

Serco Awarded Contract Extension by ICAA

By John Lee. Serco, the UK-based international service company, has announced a 1 year contract extension with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA). The contract covers a full range of services including the continued development of Air Traffic Services and Academy Training at Baghdad International Airport. According to a statement from Serco, the partnership between […]

Flights Suspended After Airplane Shooting

By John Lee. Several airlines have suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane as it was landing at Baghdad International Airport. Reuters reports that two passengers were slightly injured when three or four bullets hit the body of a flydubai plane carrying 154 passengers on Monday evening. It was not known […]

Iraq Duty Free Posts Strong Growth

By John Lee. Iraq Duty Free has reported a 16 percent increase in sales in 2014, despite the security crisis that forced the operation’s closure between June and September. The company, which operates the duty free business at Baghdad International Airport, attributed the growth to "renovation of points of sales, increased retail space and modern […]

US Plans New Iraq Strategy

By John Lee. The United States is now far more open to Iraqi requests for increased military support to fight ISIS, The Wall Street Journal reports. Previously, initiatives to sell arms and rapidly transfer foreign military sales such as F-16s and Hellfire missiles have been slowed by concerns in Congress regarding Nouri-al Maliki's authoritarian style of leadership. […]

Serco Continues Services to Baghdad Airport

By John Lee. Serco, the international service company, in cooperation with its Iraqi partner Al Burhan Group, has signed a new agreement with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) to continue providing Air Traffic Control (ATC) services, training and support at Baghdad International Airport and extending our presence in Iraq. Serco has been providing these […]

Iraqi Aviation Industry Takes Off

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In light of Iraq’s complicated political and security climate, even the most optimistic could not expect Baghdad International Airport (pictured) to have 125 flights — even including both arrivals and departures […]

Air Arabia Launches Sharjah-Baghdad Service

By John Lee. Air Arabia has announced the launch of non-stop services to Baghdad, its fourth destination in Iraq, and 83rd worldwide. The inaugural flight G90361 will take off to the capital city on March 10, 2013. The low-cost pioneer will start three weekly services between Sharjah and Baghdad, which will be increased to five […]

TBI Opens Branch at Baghdad International Airport

The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced the opening a new branch at Baghdad International Airport, and confirmed that it will also open a branch at Najaf Airport. Hamdiya al-Jaff, the head of the TBI, said the Baghdad Airport branch will provide the full range of banking facilities, including remittances, opening current accounts, and […]

Harris to Provide Air Traffic Control System to Baghdad

Harris Corporation, the international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a contract to provide a back-up air traffic control system for Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Harris will supply a back-up Liberty-STAR™ Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS) to the primary Liberty-STAR™ VCCS previously installed by Harris. Featuring a modular architecture, open-platform software […]