Iraqi Airways may soon see flights to Germany, Malaysia, Morocco, and China

BAGHDAD, July 17 — Iraq’s national carrier Iraqi Airways may soon see flight routes to Germany, Malaysia, Morocco, and China, according to an announcement on July 17 from the country’s Ministry of Transport.

Ministry spokesperson, Shatha Radi, stated in an interview with Al-Sabah newspaper:
“The Ministry is working on developing the national carrier by adhering to flight schedules and providing the best services and comfort to passengers on-board…especially after receiving modern aircraft from Boeing, the latest of which is the Dreamliner.”

According to Shatha, Iraqi Airways intends to open new routes and activate others in coordination with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

“The airline has specialized technical teams for aircraft maintenance, and in the event that maintenance is required, coordination is made directly with the manufacturing companies,” he stated.

The airline plans to refit grounded planes with new engines and add them to the growing fleet once they have been certified to fly.

Jihad Al-Diwan, spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority, stated: “The authority is working to complete all technical steps leading to the activation of air agreements with European countries and to resume mutual cooperation in the field of air services, including resuming direct flights with Iraq.”

He added: “The first stage of activating these agreements includes the resumption of direct flights between Baghdad and Berlin in the coming months through ongoing coordination and negotiations with the German side to enhance air cooperation between the two countries.”

He also revealed that efforts are ongoing to activate an air transport agreement with the Moroccan Aviation Authority, signed in 2019, in preparation for operating flights between the two countries.