Chapman Freeborn Airchartering flew a corporate shuttle Boeing 737-200 into Baghdad earlier this month after the aircraft was chartered by the US government to transport Iraqi prisoners of war from Iran.

Chapman Freeborn claims this was the first civilian-operated aircraft to use the city's recently renamed Baghdad International Airport after the war in Iraq.

The Boeing 737-200 was chartered by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent to repatriate 59 Iraqi prisoners of war from Iran, 15 years after the Iran-Iraq war. It flew from Tehran with a medical team on board.

Source: Flight International