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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

flydubai Grows Iraqi Network with new Basra Route

flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, has added another Iraqi destination to its network, with four-times weekly flights to Basra scheduled to begin on 8 August 2012. Basra joins the capital, Baghdad, plus Najaf, Sulaimaniyah, and Erbil, swelling flydubai’s Iraqi route map to five points, one of the most comprehensive networks to Iraq in the region. […]

flydubai Launches Najaf Route

The fourth of the new routes into Iraq by low cost airline flydubai was completed today with the inaugural flight to Najaf. It began its three-times weekly service to Najaf today when the inaugural flight, FZ221, departed Dubai Terminal 2 at 0700hrs, and landed in Najaf International Airport at 0840hrs local time. The return flight, […]

flydubai Starts Flights to Baghdad

flydubai, Dubai's pioneering low cost airline, added to its expanding network yesterday with the start of flights to Baghdad. flydubai’s inaugural flight, FZ215, took off from Dubai Terminal 2 at 1355hrs yesterday, landing at Baghdad International Airport at 1545hrs. In addition to Erbil and Sulaimaniyah, the four-times weekly flight to Baghdad increases flydubai’s presence in […]

Flydubai adds two new Iraqi routes

Flydubai has added two additional Iraqi destinations to its network with flights to Baghdad and Najaf due to start in the New Year. The new routes bring flydubai's network to 48 destinations across 27 countries in the Gulf, Middle East, Africa, Indian Sub-Continent, Asia and the fringes of Europe. Flydubai launched services to Iraq in […]

Direct Flights from Doha to Sulaimaniya

AKnews reports that the first direct flight between Sulaimaniya and the Qatari capital, Doha, commenced on Wednesday. Dana Mohammed, media secretary for Sulaimaniya International Airport, told AKnews on Thursday that the route is being operated by FlyDubai, the UAE-based budget carrier, in conjunction with the local Zozg and Azmar airlines, and will offer two flight […]

Flydubai Names Erbil As Newest Destination

Flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, has announced flights to destination number 22, Erbil in Iraq. Flights to Iraq's third largest city and capital of the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq, will start on Friday, July 16. Flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said, "Erbil is reinventing itself and undergoing an economic boom with new hotels, […]

FlyDubai and Qatar Join Airlines Eyeing Up Iraq

FlyDubai’s chief executive CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, has said the airline is considering starting up services to Iraq."Iraq is definitely on our radar" and that the country is "currently underserved" he said. The chief executive of Qatar Airways has also said it was looking at expanding to multiple cities in the war-scarred country. If the […]