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Iraqi Airways

Iraqi Airways الخطوط الجوية العراقية Iraqi Airways Aircraft Fleet - أسطول الطائرات

Iraqi Airways
 
 IATA Code: IA  | ICAO Code: IAW | Callsign IRAQI

Iraqi Airways Company
Baghdad Int'l Airport
Baghdad, Iraq
Tel: +964-1-8863999
Fax : +964-1-8861060

Ownership: State-owned (100%)


Iraqi Airways incorporated in 1945 is the oldest airline in the Middle East and the national flag carrier of Iraq. It operates both domestic and regional services, and its main operational base is Baghdad International Airport.

On 30 May 2003, Iraqi Airways announced plans to resume international services. The rights to the Iraqi Airways name was transferred to a new and separate company named Iraqi Airways Company that would structure a new airline with the objective of protecting it from past accumulated legal issues. Operations restarted on 3 October 2004 with a flight between Baghdad and Amman. The flight operations were conducted by aircraft owned and operated by Teebah Airlines an offshore airline based in Jordan.  Later in 2009 with a Boeing 737-300 leased from Seagle Air and with a Boeing 737-400 leased from Tor Air and Blue Wings, a German airline.  On 13 January 2010, Blue Wings ceased operations causing all flights operating for Iraqi Airways to be suspended.

On 26 May, 2010, Amer Abdul-Jabbar, Iraq's transport minister, stated the cabinet decided to dissolve the company over the next three years and pursue private options to avoid compensation claims by the State of Kuwait over the 1990-91 war.

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Iraqi Airways News

TORONTO, ONTARIO - Bombardier Aerospace today announced that Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire five CS300 aircraft. 
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DUBAI – Bombardier Aerospace announced today 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. 

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SEATTLE - Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways, the first of 30 that the airline ordered in 2008, marking a milestone in its relationship with the airline. Read More »»»
On behalf of Iraqi Ministry of Transportation, Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 becoming a new operator for the type.  Read More »»»
The Iraqi Government represented by the Council of Ministries gave the go ahead to the Ministry of Finance to grant Iraqi Airways interest free interest loan of US dollars 300 million with ten years repayment terms for the acquisition of new aircraft, according to a local Iraqi Aswat Al-Iraq paper. Read More »»»