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Sweden Bans Flights from Northern Iraq

By John Lee. The Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) has reportedly banned all flights from Northern Iraq. According to a report from ch-aviation.com, Transportstyrelsen said the increased military activity across northern Iraq posed a threat to civilian flights thus warranting a ban. Iraqi Airways and Germania had connected Sulaymaniyah with Malmö and Stockholm Arlanda respectively, while […]

ZagrosJet Launches Domestic Flights

The Kurdish airline Zagros Jet has been granted permission to fly domestically within Iraq. According to a report from Ruday, this adds Bagdad, Sulaimaniya, Basra and Najaf to its list of destinations. The new service will start April 20 when the airline will begin offering six flights each week from Erbil to Baghdad. Moafaq Sherwani, […]

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 […]

Zagrosjet Starts Flights Between Iraq and Cyprus

By John Lee. Zagrosjet Airlines is launching flights between Erbil and Larnaka, Cyprus. The airline will connect Larnaka with the city of Erbil in Iraq. The Larnaka-Erbil route will be performed once a week and will be operated with Airbus 320 and 321 type aircraft. Wes Porter, the Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Airports, which […]

Zagrosjet links Erbil with Amman

By John Lee. Zagrosjet has added a further destination from its base at Erbil in Iraq. On Monday the airline launched thrice-weekly flights to Amman in Jordan using its Airbus A321. Competition on the route is provided by Royal Jordanian, with nine weekly flights, Iraqi Airways with three, and Royal Falcon with two. (Source: anna.aero)

Zagrosjet Commences Operations

By John Lee. Zagrosjet, a new carrier based at Erbil, has begun operating. According to Anna.aero, the airline will initially serve Adana and Ankara in Turkey, Beirut in Lebanon, and Stockholm Arlanda in Sweden. (Source: anna.aero)