Showing posts with label Iraqi Airways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iraqi Airways. Show all posts

22 June, 2023

Iraqi Airways celebrates the delivery of its 1st Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The first 787 Dreamliner arrives for Iraqi Airways

Iraqi Airways today celebrated the delivery of its 1st Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a special event in Baghdad to welcome the flag carrier’s super-efficient widebody jet. The Iraqi flag carrier has taken the first of 10 787s on order, to profitably grow its long-haul network and connect Iraq to more international destinations.

The delivery of Iraqi Airways’ first 787 follows the delivery of four Boeing 737 MAX aeroplanes since February. The airline has ordered a total of six 737-8s and 10 737-10s, providing its single-aisle fleet with more capability across its regional and medium-haul routes.

“We are proud to be taking delivery of an aeroplane with the capabilities of the 787 Dreamliner. As domestic and international air traffic gains momentum, it’s crucial that our Iraqi Airways fleet matches growing demand with more efficient, capable and comfortable aeroplanes,” said Manaf Abdel-Monem, Director General of Iraqi Airways. “The 787 and 737 MAX aeroplanes we have received are key to our fleet renewal program which aims to ensure we can fly our passengers around the world in the safety and comfort they expect from a modern and efficient airline like Iraqi Airways.”

11 January, 2022

Iraqi Airways receives its first A220-300

Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first out of five A220-300 aircraft from Mirabel, Canada. Upon entry into service, Iraqi Airways will become one of the first airlines to operate the A220 in the Middle East region.

With the A220, Iraqi Airways will benefit from the aircraft’s exceptional technical, economic and environmental performance. Iraqi Airways’ A220-300 features a modern and highly comfortable dual-class cabin that seats 132 passengers; 12 in business class and 120 in economy class. The state of the art aircraft will play an integral part of Iraqi Airways fleet renewal and modernization plan.

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines. Featuring a 50% reduced noise footprint and up to 25% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, as well as around 50% lower NOx emissions than industry standards, the A220 is a great aircraft for regional as well as long distance routes operations.

As of the end of November 2021, over 180 A220s had been delivered to 13 operators, from Asia, North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East - proving the great versatility of Airbus’ new generation single-aisle family member.

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25 March, 2015

Iraqi - UK Services

Last week saw the start of a new Iraqi Airways services to Manchester, United Kingdom, from Sulaymaniyah. This new link to the UK is the carriers second flight to England as they already fly to London Gatwick.

The Sunday service to Manchester is operated by the Middle Eastern airline’s 737-800s, the 4,170-kilometre sector will face no direct competition. The airline has also launched a Wednesday service from Erbil to Manchester airport.