Articles Tagged ‘Iraq’

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai provided more than 15 million seats across its network in 2017, representing a marginal 2.0% reduction compared to the previous year. The Middle Eastern LCC has enjoyed a rapid rise since commencing services in 2009. Nick Preston examines the carrier’s development, including its fleet and network trends.

Zagrosjet begins operations from Erbil Airport in Iraq

Zagrosjet begins operations from Erbil Airport in Iraq

Zagrosjet is a new airline that has chosen Erbil Airport in Northern Iraq as its base. With a single A321 the airline will soon be offering flights to five destinations, only one of which is not already served from the airport. We reveal the aircraft’s daily rotation plan and show which carriers it will be […]

Iraq's airports better connected to MEB3 hubs and Turkey

Iraq’s airports better connected to MEB3 hubs and Turkey

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?


Erbil International Airport growing by 50% in 2012; Mahan Air, Qatar Airways and Transavia.com new this year

Erbil International Airport growing by 50% in 2012; Mahan Air, Qatar Airways and Transavia.com new this year

Since Erbil in Northern Iraq opened a new terminal in September 2010 traffic has been booming. Which carriers have launched new services since the beginning of 2010 and which carrier is still the busiest at the airport? How many passengers did the airport handle last year and how many carriers now serve the airport in […]

Iraq welcomes the return of Egyptair; Emirates coming to Baghdad in November joining Etihad and Austrian

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.

flydubai adds Armenia and another route to Iraq; 26 routes but still only 5% of capacity at Dubai airport

flydubai adds Armenia and another route to Iraq; 26 routes but still only 5% of capacity at Dubai airport

It has only been operating for 16 months but flydubai is already flying to more than 20 destinations. It announced two more this week and starts two more in the next couple of weeks, but it’s still a niche player in Dubai.


Afghanistan and Iraq get new services from flydubai and Etihad; CityJet’s seasonal French routes; RwandAir gets bigger jets to grow network

Afghanistan and Iraq get new services from flydubai and Etihad; CityJet’s seasonal French routes; RwandAir gets bigger jets to grow network

This week’s focus is on the Middle East where two fast-growing carriers have decided to venture into markets many carriers have chosen to ignore. And what is CityJet attempting that even Ryanair failed to do?

Start-up Viking Hellas launches UK-Iraq flights via Athens

Start-up Viking Hellas launches UK-Iraq flights via Athens

A new airline has emerged in Europe, but what routes will it fly and with what aircraft? Where does the demand come from and how much are passengers willing to pay? And what do Iraqi airports really look like?