MEA launches low-frequency service from Beirut Airport to Najaf Airport in Iraq.
Qatar Airways commences services from its Doha hub to Najaf Airport, its third destination in Iraq.
Mahan Air expands in Iraq with thrice-weekly service from Teheran to Najaf.
Iraq’s airports have attracted over a dozen new services from foreign airlines in the last 12 months. Which airports are now better connected to which major hubs, and which foreign airline now serves all six of Iraq’s commercial airports?
Iraqi Airways now flies to Mumbai in India from Baghdad via Najaf.
Jazeera Airways connects Najaf in Iraq and Kuwait City.
flydubai now flies from Dubai International Airport to Najaf in Iraq, competing with Iraqi Airways and indirectly with Air Arabia.
Iraq welcomes the return of Egyptair; Emirates coming to Baghdad in November joining Etihad and Austrian
How many airports with scheduled services does Iraq currently have? Which major carriers serve them and from where? Which LCCs offer flights to the country and which new services have launched this year? What is the current state of the Iraqi Airways fleet and what routes does it offer from Baghdad and Erbil.
Turkish Airlines launches new routes to its fourth Iraqi destination, Najaf, and the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, from its hub at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
The United States dominated the world’s route launches this week, which is detailed in our top story, but a major political breakthrough for flights between Taiwan and mainland China resulted in three airlines launching the same route. The total of 65 new routes involved 60 airports in the US, followed by Germany, China, Spain, the UK and Italy, each with four to six airports featured. Read all about it and see the fantastic photos, including rock stars and three national football teams.
More interesting new routes started this week involving airports in Bahrain, Barbados, Canada, France, Iraq, Norway, Oman, Russia, the UK, Ukraine and the USA. Can Oman Air come up with another cake as good as last week’s award-winning creation?