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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, […]

Menzies expands MASIL JV at Baghdad Airport

Menzies Aviation expands MASIL joint venture with launch of passenger services at Baghdad International Airport Menzies Aviation has announced that it has expanded its joint venture with Iraqi Airways ("MASIL") to offer passenger services at Baghdad International Airport. MASIL has now assumed operational control of passenger service activities in the Nineveh terminal at Iraq's largest […]

ICAA awards First Int'l Op License to Menzies JV

Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority awards first international ground services operating license to Menzies' MASIL Joint Venture Menzies Aviation announced on Thursday that the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has awarded the exclusive contract for the delivery of a full suite of ground handling, cargo and fuelling services at Baghdad International Airport to Menzies' joint venture […]

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 […]

Emirates to Resume Flights to Baghdad

Emirates Airlines has announced that it will recommence passenger flights to Baghdad from 17 September 2015. The airline suspended operations in January of this year. Emirates will operate with four weekly flights to Baghdad, served by an A330-200 aircraft in a three class configuration. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Centre […]

Emirates to Resume Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. Emirates Airlines is to resume passenger flights to Erbil from 15th August. The Dubai-based carrier suspended flights in March following security concerns relating to the 'Islamic State' group (IS, ISIS, ISIL). There will be four weekly return flights, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft; as a precaution, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emirates Airline, Boeing Deliver Aid to Iraq

Emirates Airline and Boeing partnered with a US-based non-profit organization, Another Joy Foundation, to transport a consignment of critically-needed blankets and sleeping bags on board the airline’s newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range). This is the sixth time since 2009 that Emirates and Boeing have collaborated to transport humanitarian aid to countries to the needy in […]

Emirates Resumes Services to Erbil

By John Lee. Emirates resumed its twice-weekly passenger flights to Erbil on Sunday. The route is erved by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a 3-class configuration. The service will increase to four weekly flights from 4th December 2014. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, said: “We have been closely monitoring […]

Emirates to Reroute Flights

By Patrick M Schmidt. Sir Tim Clark, Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines, has announced that the airline would no longer allow its own aircraft to fly over Iraq. This statement comes as a reaction to the missile strike on Malaysian Airlines MH-17 and concerns about ISIS militants in the north of Iraq being in possession […]