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GE Closes Financial Deal for Iraqi Electricity Projects

Iraqi Ministry of Finance and GE Mark Financial Close of Power Up Plan The Iraqi Ministry of Finance (MoF), GE and their financial partners have celebrated the financial close -- a critical milestone that marks the final step of a loan agreement becoming effective -- of the Power Up Plan 4 (PUP4). Under PUP4, GE […]

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 […]

Etihad Reroutes Flights and Modifies Schedule

By Patrick M Schmidt. In the wake of other airlines and the American Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ban for American commercial airlines, Abu Dhabi based airline, Etihad Airways, has announced that they will redirect their aircraft around Iraqi airspace. The airline has cancelled all flights to Erbil, but will maintain its current flight operations to […]

Etihad Commences Flights Between Abu Dhabi and Basra

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, this week launched its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to Basra in southern Iraq. Flight EY553 took off from Abu Dhabi airport at 9.45am and landed on schedule at Basra International Airport at 10.50am. The new Airbus A320 service, with 16 Pearl Business class seats […]

Etihad Launches Flights to Basra

Dubai's Etihad Airways will launch flights to Basra from mid-April. “Iraq’s surging economy represents a good opportunity to add even greater depth to our schedule,” said James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer. “Basra is an important industrial and transport hub but currently has only limited access to air services and we are delighted […]

Etihad Airways Becomes Biggest Shareholder in airberlin

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has agreed to increase its stake in airberlin, Europe’s sixth largest airline, to 29.21 per cent, becoming airberlin’s largest single shareholder. The strategic move, announced today in Berlin by Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer James Hogan and airberlin CEO Hartmut Mehdorn, connects the airlines’ extensive […]

Etihad to Increase Services to Erbil

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will double its flights from Abu Dhabi to Erbil at the beginning of September. The current twice-weekly service will increase to four services per week, complementing Etihad's daily operation to its other Iraqi destination, Baghdad. Etihad commenced two-class Airbus A320 operations to Erbil in June […]

Etihad - Record Increase in Revenues

Etihad Airways has reported its most successful first half year, with revenues up 28 per cent to US$ 1,720 million (H1 2010: US$ 1,342 million), driven by solid performances in both passenger and cargo activities. A 2 per cent reduction in costs per available seat kilometre, despite large increases in oil prices, also helped deliver […]


Etihad Celebrates Success of its Services in Iraq

Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this week celebrates its very successful first year of operations in Iraq. Etihad, the first airline in the UAE to fly to Baghdad, commenced services from Abu Dhabi to the Iraqi capital in April 2010 and two months later commenced operations to Erbil, its second […]

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