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Iraq Blocks Kurdistan Flights

By John Lee. Cargo flights to and from Erbil and Sulaimanya [Slemani] have reportedly been suspended. A spokesman for Emirates SkyCargo told Lloyd’s Loading List that the airline’s freighter flights to and from Erbil “have been temporarily suspended at the request of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority. However, Emirates [passenger] flights are operating as per […]

Emirates Introduces Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. Emirates Airlines has commenced flights to Erbil, considered to be one of the oldest cities on earth. An Emirates’ A340-300, carrying a VIP delegation and media landed in Erbil, the capital of northern Iraq and the airline’s third gateway into the country after Baghdad and Basra. Travelling aboard the inaugural flight, which […]

Emirates Increases Flights to Basra

Reinforcing and strengthening the airline’s commitment to Basra, Emirates adds three additional flights between Dubai and the Iraqi southern port city, increasing the service from four to seven flights per week. Effective today (Wednesday 1st August), EK 945 will depart daily from Dubai at 13:55 hours and touch down at Basra International Airport at 14:45 […]

Emirates to Launch Passenger Flights to Erbil

Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, will launch a new passenger destination in Iraq this August with the commencement of flights to Erbil, its third Iraqi destination after Basra and Baghdad. Starting from 12th August 2012, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan will be the carrier's 17th passenger destination in the Middle East. The […]

Joint Air Cargo Venture Between Dubai and Erbil

UAE-based Starlight Airlines, the largest cargo operator to and out of Iraq, has entered into an agreement with Emirates SkyCargo to launch cargo operations between its Sharjah hub and Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Under the agreement, the service operates a Boeing 777 freighter to Erbil, twice a week initially, possibly increasing to […]

Emirates Strengthens its Commitment to Iraq

In an initiative to support developing Iraqi business segments, Emirates has announced a 75 per-cent additional capacity increase between Dubai and Baghdad, growing its services to seven flights per week. Starting from 2nd February 2012, EK941 will depart daily from Dubai at 07:55am touching down at Baghdad International Airport at 09:40am the same day. At […]

Baghdad welcomes Emirates’ Inaugural Flight

Emirates Airlines touched down in Baghdad on Sunday, marking its first flight to the capital city of Iraq. Amongst the passengers onboard the inaugural was Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran with his special guests Sheikh Jumaa Al Maktoum, Chairman SJM Group of Companies, Salah Al Ansari, Director […]

Emirates to launch Baghdad route

Emirates will launch its Dubai-Baghdad route on November 13, making the Iraqi capital its 115th international destination. Trade Arabia reports that Emirates held a gala dinner in Baghdad to mark the occasion. “Baghdad has been on our wish list for some time and we are now ready for our launch on the 13th November,” said […]

Emirates Announces Country Manager in Iraq

Emirates has announced the appointment of a new Country Manager in Iraq to support the airline’s growth within the country. Haitham Al Battawy, a UAE National, will take on the role from 2nd October and will be stationed in Baghdad. He will be responsible for overseeing Emirates’ operations within the country, building revenue and expanding […]


Emirates to Commence Services to Baghdad

Emirates will commence passenger flights to Baghdad from the 13th November 2011, marking the airlines’ second destination in Iraq. Operating four times per week Baghdad will be Emirates’ fifth international destination to launch in 2011 with Basra and Geneva already operational and Copenhagen and St Petersburg to follow on 1st August and 1st November respectively. […]

Starlight and Emirates in Erbil Cargo Venture

UAE-based Starlight Airlines, the largest cargo operator to and out of Iraq, has entered into an agreement with Emirates SkyCargo to launch cargo operations between its Sharjah hub and Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Khaleej Times reports that under the agreement, the service commenced last week with a Boeing 777 freighter flight to […]

Emirates First Flight to Basra

Emirates has marked its 110th international destination today with its inaugural flight to Basra, the airline's first service into Iraq. Emirates is the largest international carrier to operate services into Iraq, helping link the country to the rest of the world through its convenient connections in Dubai. “Iraq is experiencing a surge in growth and […]