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Iraqi Airways Launches Armenian Route

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways will commence its Baghdad-Yerevan-Erbil flights today, Thursday 26th February. Flights to Armenia will run twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays, using CRJ900 and Boeing 737 aircraft. (Source: PanARMENIAN.Net)

Iraqi Airways to fly from Manchester

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways  is to fly direct from Manchester Airport, it has been announced. Starting on Sunday, 15 March 2015, the airline will commence weekly flights to Sulaymaniyah at 22:00, with flights to Erbil departing on Wednesdays at 22:00. Both routes will be operated by a new Boeing 737-800 with capacity for 162 […]

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 […]

Iraq-Kuwait Flights To Resume

By John Lee. Direct flights between Kuwait and Iraq have resumed after 2 decades, Mawtani reports. After initially starting at 2 flights a week, the eventual aim is to have daily flights, according to Iraqi Airways company director Capt. Saad al-Khafajy. Al-Khafajy was optimistic about flying more passengers between the two countries on Iraq's national carrier, noting […]

Iraqi Airways Signs Bombardier Deal

By John Lee. Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire five CS300 mainline jetliners. The agreement, which also includes options on 11 CS300 aircraft, follows a letter of intent (LOI) to purchase the aircraft that was announced by Bombardier on November 19 […]

Iraqi Airways Buys 16 Bombardiers

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire five CS300 mainline jetliners. The LOI includes options on 11 CS300 aircraft. Based on CS300 airliner list price, a firm order would be valued at approximately $387 million US and could increase to $1.26 […]

Iraq Receives First New Boeing 737

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways is due to receive its first new Boeing 737-800 (pictured) this week, according to KUNA. It will the first of a total of 30 aircraft to be received between now andl 2017, and includes 12 first class seats and 150 economy seats. Iraq signed the deal for the aircraft in […]

Iraqi Aviation Industry Takes Off

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In light of Iraq’s complicated political and security climate, even the most optimistic could not expect Baghdad International Airport (pictured) to have 125 flights — even including both arrivals and departures […]

Egypt Lends 30 Pilots to Iraq

By John Lee. Egypt Air is to send 20 engineers to work on the maintenance of the Iraqi Airways fleet at the Egypt Air Station in Baghdad, according to a report from NINA. The Regional Director of the Iraqi Airways in Egypt and North Africa, Qayser Ahmed Oqleh, added that Egypt Air would lend 30 […]

New Baghdad-London Flights Massive Boost to UK Business

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has welcomed the resumption of direct flights between Baghdad and London after more than 20 years -- the first Iraqi Airways plane will land this evening (March 5th 2013) at Gatwick Airport. Baroness Nicholson, Executive Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council, said: "This is terrific news. There are […]

First Flight to Kuwait since 1990

By John Lee. Iraq's state-owned airline has launched its first flight to Kuwait since the invasion of the country in 1990. Reuters reports that Iraq's foreign and transport ministers travelled on the Iraqi Airways flight on Wednesday, in what is viewed as a sign of improving relations between the two countries. In December, Kuwait's state-run […]