Tag Archives | Iraqi Airways

Possible removal of Iraqi Airways from EU Banned List

By John Lee. The European Union is preparing to allow Iraqi Airways planes to operate again within the EU. On Wednesday, the Ambassador of the European Union to Iraq, Ville Varjola, told the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, of his quest to resolve this issue with the relevant authorities. The airline […]

EU Flight Ban in Iraqi Airways may be Lifted

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Transport has held a meeting with the ambassador of the European Union to discuss removing Iraqi Airways from the list of airlines banned from operating within the EU. Captain Nasser Hussain Bandar Al-Shibli [Captain Nasser Hussein Bandar Al-Shibli] said they discussed the importance of the Iraqi Civil Aviation […]

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 […]

Flights resume between Iraq and Belarus

By John Lee. Flights are reportedly resuming between Iraq and Belarus, following a suspension due to COVID-19. According to Shafaq, Iraqi Airways will operate one flight per week between Baghdad and Minsk. Meanwhile, Belta reports that Fly Baghdad will serve the same route on Mondays and Thursdays. (Sources: Belta, Shafaq)

Iraqi Airlines Resume Flights to Iran

Iraqi Airlines has resumed operating flights to Iran in compliance with the coronavirus protocols, an Iranian official said. The spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran said¬†Iraqi airlines have restarted flights from Najaf to Tehran and Mashhad after a hiatus due to the health restrictions. Mohammad Hassan Zibakhsh also noted that there is no […]

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 […]

Iraqi Ports, Airports Checked for Dangerous Materials

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister for Transport, Nasir Hussein Bander Hamad [Nasser Hussein Al-Shibli], has instructed the General Company for Iraqi Airways to begin inspecting all shipments stored in its warehouses to ensure that they are free of explosive materials. Earlier, the Minister gave the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) 72 hours to […]

Iraq Extends Ban on Regular Flights

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has reportedly extended of the ban on regular flights in the country until 15th July. According to Xinhua, the ban includes both domestic and international flights with the exception of those of emergency, medical evacuation and air cargo as well as planes that cross Iraqi airspace. […]

Iraq to Evacuate Citizens from Wuhan, China

By John Lee. Following the spread of coronavirus in China, the Iraqi government has provided a special Iraqi Airways airplane with medical staff to evacuate students and the community residing in Wuhan, China, to Baghdad. Foreign Minister Alhakim has directed the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq to China to form an operations room headed […]