All Iraqi Airways articles

  • Iraqi A220 YI-ARF-c-Iraqi Airways

    Prime minister hints at creating possible alternative to Iraqi Airways


    Iraq’s government has openly floated the idea of establishing an associate carrier to Iraqi Airways as it continues efforts to improve operations and lift long-running restrictions imposed by European regulators. Prime minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani chaired a high-level meeting on 26 February to review the work of the carrier. ...

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    Iraqi Airways takes delivery of final A220


    Iraqi Airways has completed the introduction of its Airbus A220-300 fleet, with the delivery of its fifth and final firmly-ordered aircraft. The Baghdad-based flag-carrier originally signed a letter of intent for up to 16 of the twinjets in 2013. Five of these would be firm orders and the airline aimed ...

  • Parked Iraqi 747s-c-Google Maps

    Iraqi Airways to auction old 747s parked at Tunisian airport


    Iraqi Airways is putting up for auction a pair of Boeing 747s which have been parked at Tozeur-Nefta airport in western Tunisia. One of the two is a 747SP (YI-ALM) while the other is a 747-200 (YI-AGP). Both aircraft were manufactured in 1982 and are fitted with Pratt & Whitney ...

  • Iraqi first 787-c-Iraqi Airways

    After 14 years, first Iraqi Airways 787 touches down in Baghdad


    Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787, one of 10 that the Baghdad-based airline has on order. The Iraqi government originally reached the agreement for the twinjets in late 2009. “As domestic and international air traffic gains momentum, it’s crucial that our Iraqi Airways fleet matches ...

  • Iraqi A220 Oslo-c-Iraqi Airways

    Iraqi regulator confirms engine incidents behind A220 grounding


    Iraq’s civil aviation regulator has clarified its measures to restrict Iraqi Airways Airbus A220 operations, citing engine damage to two airframes. The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority states that it took the decision to suspend A220 operations over a “sense of responsibility to preserve the safety of passengers and air traffic”. ...

  • Iraqi Airways 787-c-Iraqi Airways

    Iraqi Airways aims for May delivery of first 787


    Iraqi Airways has indicated that it will receive its first Boeing 787 at the end of May. The airline has been co-ordinating the introduction of the twinjet with the US airframer, and states that it is completing discussions on technical and operational preparations. Iraqi Airways has 10 787s on order, ...

  • Falcon 8X-c-Iraqi ministry of transport

    Iraqi government looks to acquire Falcon jets for VIP transport


    Iraq’s government is considering acquiring a pair of Dassault Falcon executive jets with which to modernise the VIP fleet of flag-carrier Iraqi Airways. The ministry of transport set up a committee to explore the plan, and it has discussed the purchase with representatives of the airline, as well as the ...

  • Iraqi Airways 787 title-c-Iraqi Airways

    Iraqi Airways prepares to set date for initial 787 delivery


    Iraqi Airways is preparing to take delivery of its first Boeing 787, one of 10 due to be introduced by the flag-carrier. The airline states that Boeing has completed technical work on the twinjet. General manager Karim Kazem Hussein states that the airline is to agree a date with the ...

  • Iraqi 737 Max arrival-c-Iraqi Airways

    Iraqi Airways takes delivery of first 737 Max


    Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the first of the re-engined variant in the flag-carrier’s fleet. The twinjet (YI-ASL) departed Seattle for Reykjavik before arriving in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, on 26 February. Iraqi Airways says it held a ceremony marking the aircraft’s introduction, attended ...

  • Iraqi A220 Baghdad 2-c-Iraqi Airways

    Iraqi Airways introduces third A220


    Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of another Airbus A220-300, bringing its fleet of the twinjet type to three.

  • Airbus

    Blacklisted Iraqi Airways seeks wet-leased aircraft for European flights


    Iraqi Airways has issued a request for proposals for wet-leased or ACMI aircraft for operations to Europe amid a continued blacklisting of the carrier by the European Commission. Hoping to take advantage of a provision in the blacklisting that allows banned carriers to undertake operations via wet-lease agreements with other ...

  • Iraqi A220 YI-ARF title-c-Iraqi Airways

    Second Iraqi A220 arrives as carrier continues talks on lifting EU ban


    Iraqi Airways has received a second Airbus A220-300 as the carrier continues to seek a lifting of a European prohibition on its flights. The airline says the arrival of the jet (YI-ARF) in Baghdad continues the modernisation of its fleet and represents an “important step to enhancing the efficiency of ...

  • Iraqi damaged A300-c-Iraqi Airways

    Baghdad missile attack damages retired Iraqi Airways A300


    Iraqi Airways states that a missile attack on Baghdad airport has damaged an out-of-service aircraft, but that the carrier is continuing to operate services. The attack took place at dawn on 28 January, the airline says. It has released photographs of a parked aircraft, the nose-gear doors of which identify ...

  • Airbus

    Iraqi Airways’ first A220 lands in Baghdad amid hope EU flight ban will be lifted


    Iraqi Airways’ first Airbus A220-300 landed in Baghdad on 9 January amid hope the airline would soon be able to resume flights to Europe.

  • Mirabel, Canada

    Iraqi Airways releases photos of its first Airbus A220-300


    Iraqi Airways has released photos of its first Airbus A220-300, taken at the airframer’s Mirabel facility in Canada.

  • News

    Iraqi Airways seeks operators to serve EU routes


    Iraqi Airways is inviting bids from European operators to conduct services on its behalf to European destinations.

  • News

    Iraqi Airways suspends brawling pilots


    ​Iraqi Airways has suspended two pilots who engaged in a mid-flight brawl, and warned that they face a substantial punishment.

  • News

    Iraqi Airways presses for chance to lift 'unfair' blacklisting


    ​Iraqi Airways is dismayed at the continuing European blacklisting of its operation, but is hoping that restrictions will start being lifted before the end of this year.

  • News

    Turkish Airlines to add a raft of new Middle Eastern services


    Turkish Airlines has disclosed plans to operate nine new seasonal routes across the Middle East this summer.

  • cseries

    ANALYSIS: Bombardier remains confident in CSeries leasing appeal


    ​Bombardier continues to express confidence in the appeal of its CSeries to aircraft leasing companies, saying a lack of early CSeries leasing placements reflects Bombardier's early focus on sales directly to airlines.