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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 […]

Qatar Airways Increases Flights to Iraq

Qatar Airways has has announced that it will double the frequency of flights to Basra and Najaf. There will be eight flights per week to Basra from 16th May, and 8 per week to Najaf from 2nd June. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is committed to […]

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 […]

Qatar Airways Launches 5th Iraqi Destination

Qatar Airways launched flights on Wednesday to its fifth destination in the Republic of Iraq, Sulaymaniyah, increasing the airline’s frequency across Iraq from 16 to 20 flights each week. The new services, which will operate four-times-a-week non-stop from the airline’s Doha hub, brings the carrier’s global network to 129 destinations worldwide. The Doha – Sulaymaniyah route […]

Qatar Airways Launches 4th Destination in Iraq

By John Lee. Qatar Airways has launched flights to Basra, its fourth destination in Iraq. The new services, operating four-times-a-week non-stop from the airline's Doha hub, takes the carrier's global network to 128 destinations worldwide. The launch also marks the rapid expansion by Qatar Airways in Iraq since the middle of 2012 when it began […]

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 […]

Qatar Airways Expands Network In Iraq

Qatar Airways has introduced its latest gateway in the Republic of Iraq with the launch of scheduled flights to the central city of Najaf. Following its move into Iraq six months ago with the start of flights to both the capital Baghdad and Erbil, the Doha-based airline has inaugurated new services to its third city […]

Qatar Airways to Extend Services in Iraq

By John Lee. Doha-based Qatar Airways is to operate four flights a week to Najaf, according to Arabian Aerospace. The company will use an Airbus A320 with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “Iraq is proving to be an important market for Qatar Airways; we […]

Qatar Airways Begins Flights to Baghdad

Qatar Airways has in the span of just two weeks expanded passenger services to Iraq with the launch of its second destination in the country – to the capital Baghdad. The Doha-based airline is operating four-flights-a-week non-stop on the Baghdad route. Located on the banks of the Tigris River, Iraq’s capital is one of the […]

Qatar Airways' First Flight to Erbil; Baghdad to Follow

Qatar Airways has extended its Middle East footprint to Iraq with Wednesday’s launch of scheduled flights to the northern city of Erbil. Qatar Airways inaugural flight QR 446 from Doha to Erbil arrives in the northern Iraqi city to a traditional water salute welcome today. The Doha-based airline is operating four-flights-a-week non-stop on the route […]

New Air Routes from Qatar to Iraq

Myanmar and Iraq are among the highlights of Qatar Airways' announcement of launch dates for new routes in the Middle East, Africa and Asia with capacity hikes being introduced to a number of other international destinations from the carrier's Doha hub. Speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East's premier travel trade event taking […]