BAGHDAD / long-Presse
Iraqi Airways announced, on Saturday, for continuing to provide the best services for travelers and for all labor sectors that link the aircraft, while the conduct of its flights confirmed for more than 20 air lines per day, referred to a plan to re-open the airlines stalled.
The general director of Iraqi Airways Osama al-Sadr said in a statement received (range Press), a copy of it, that "the directives of Transport Minister Baqer al-Zubaidi, an ongoing need to improve the services provided to travelers and an elaborate scheme to transport visitors after a successful plan for the transfer of Iraqi pilgrims from various Iraqi airports to Medina in Saudi Arabia and the airport after the end of the Hajj was transferred all Iraqi pilgrims from Jeddah airport in Saudi Arabia to various airports in Iraq. " He said al-Sadr, that "Iraqi Airways Based on the directives of the Minister of Transport has been the task of a plan to provide the best services to our valued travelers put as well as the reopening of all airlines that were working," noting that "the company now operates flights according to the movement table prepared and without cancel or postpone any trip.
"He said al-Sadr, that" Iraqi Airways is now the daily passengers to transfer to more than 20 air routes and to various countries around the world, "he said, adding" the company in the middle of this month signed a major contract with the International Organization for Aviation (IATA ) for the development of the company after obtaining the approval of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
"It is said that Iraqi Airways has transferred visitors Ashura very large numbers from various countries such as Lebanon, Bahrain, Iran, India and others to various Iraqi airports, especially Baghdad and the airport Najaf International Airport.
The Airlines Iraq announced on Friday, the (2 October 2015), for receipt of Boeing kind of modern generations, as has shown that the aircraft can accommodate 162 passengers, confirmed that the fleet of Iraqi Airways consists of 32 aircraft.
The date of the founding of the Iraqi Airways. " Green Bird "due to (18 May 1938), when it recommended the Iraqi Aeronautical Society on the purchase of three aircraft type (Darkin Rapid), in aircraft factories (De Havilland), have reached Baghdad Saturday (the first of October 1938), and was based internal flights from and to neighboring countries.
Iraq had possessed more than 20 civilian aircraft Ilyushin Russian (Eastern Fleet) an Iraqi Airways prior to 1991, were destroyed, mostly in Desert Storm, and the transfer of the other part of them to neighboring countries during the period of sanctions.
Iraq signed in May 2008, the first two decades with the company (Boeing) US to buy 40 aircraft, and the second with the company (Bombardier) Canadian, to buy ten aircraft, while the Ministry of Finance showed that the total value of the two contracts amounting to five billion dollars.
acknowledges Iraq since the end of 2012 As of March 2015 a number of Boeing aircraft within the contract signed with the company which it is hoped that the end of the year ends in 2018, also received a Bombardier aircraft CRJ900 over the past years.
The Ministry of Transport announced (20 March 2015) for the receipt of new aircraft from Boeing within a decade signed between Iraq and the company during 2008, while confirming that the Iraqi Airways fleet currently consists of 28 aircraft.
The Transport Minister Baqir al-Zubaidi announced (26th February 2015), that Iraq will receive 13 aircraft from Boeing, during the current 2015, and in While detect the presence of negotiations with Airbus for the purchase of aircraft which, he stressed that Iraqi Airways supported the state budget for 2015 of $ 450 million.
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