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As the initial phase of the new Karbala International Airport (KIA) becomes operational, a major addition to the Middle East’s portfolio of airports will appear as early as 2018. The airport will be situated on the outskirts of Karbala, about 60 KM southwest of Baghdad and about 40 KM north of Najaf. It is expected to be particularly used for religious tourism traffic.
A new batch of F-16 fighting Falcon aircraft has been received by Iraqi Air Force from the US. This fresh arrival of new aircraft will help the country to fight against the violent militant group ISIS.
Oman Air has announced its global expansion with commencing flights to Najaf, Iraq, from the month of September this year. This is Oman Air’s first destination in Iraq, and the carrier will operate the flights aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Minister of Transportation, Baqir al-Zubaidi, said that the ministry the supported the State Budget with 160 Billion IQD.
Serco, the international service company, has announced today a 1 year contract extension with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA). Since 2011 Serco has consistently demonstrated its ability to deliver safe and efficient air traffic services to the Iraqi Government and remains committed to the training and development of Iraqi nationals.
Minister of road and urban development of Iran soon pay to visit Iraq in a bid to pursue a plan to connect the railroad networks of the two neighboring countries
Many foreign carriers have halted flights because of conflict with ISIS Iraq is adding a fifth privately-owned carrier to help maintain travel links for its 8 million annual air travellers as major foreign operators halt services because of the country’s armed conflict with Islamic State militants.
On last Monday, it has been reported that Iraq has officially invited global investors to bid on its multi-billion-dollar Grand Faw port project and said those interested must specify their funding sources.
According to the security sources, it has been reported that the Iraqi planes have thrown leaflets on Heet district asking the
Source announced that the Japanese and Turkish airlines resumed their flights to Baghdad International Airport.
Erbil’s main taxi stand is on the eastern edge of the city in a sparse industrial zone. A group of men hang out in front of a fleet of cars, yelling out their destinations: Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk, and Baghdad.
Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi agreed to pave the way for linking the two countries' railroad networks to facilitate the transfer of Iranian pilgrims to Iraq's Shia holy cities.
On Thursday, Iraqi government said that it signed a partnership agreement with the World Bank through which the bank will provide support to the country's public and private transport sector.
Emirates, Dubai’s flagship carrier, will resume flights to Iraq’s city of Erbil after conflict near the city subsided.
An Iranian news agency reported that the Mendeli border crossing point between Iran and Iraq was reopened after over 30 years.
On Wednesday, Transworld Group of Dubai and Nawah announced that the two firms have entered into a formal agreement to service Iraq’s growing demand for imports by linking their considerable shipping, logistics, marine services and port capabilities.
Dubai based companies, Transworld Group and NAWAH announced today that the two firms have entered into a formal agreement to service Iraq's growing demand for imports, linking their considerable shipping, logistics, marine services and port capabilities.
The Minister of Transport, Baqir Jabur al-Zubaidi, decided to transfer the location of the General Company of Sea Transport to Basra province.
Ministry of Transport announced today that the Turkish ambassador requested Transport Minister Baqir Jabur al-Zubaidi to increase the number of flights between the two countries.
Two Gulf-based airlines said Saturday they have re-routed flights over Iraq because of the deteriorating security situation there, even as Turkish Airlines said it has resumed flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil.
According to a spokesman, all flights to Arbil have been cancelled by Turkish Airlines until further notice due to security concerns.
According to the reports from media sources, the first airplane from Georgia landed on Najaf Airport of Iraq on last Wednesday.
The Jordanian Airways decided to resume the air flights to Iraq after imposing 24 hours suspension over Iraq for security reasons.
Confusion arises amongst the international airlines, whether it is safe to fly over war torn Iraq or not. The issue has been raised after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed in Ukraine.
9 commercial ships have been received by Basra ports
European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe.
General Company for Iraqi Ports announced a plan to be implemented this year, aiming to increase the area of Abu Floos port in order to raise its capacity.
On June 15, five days after the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS) occupied the Iraqi province of Ninevah, Baghdad International Airport was jammed with passengers. As situation is deteriorating fast,
The airports of Baghdad, Najaf and Basra are witnessing growing commercial movement in the past few days. It is also observed that air cargo operations of receiving & transferring goods from various countries around the world have increased significantly, after the decision of suspending cargo operations at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports.
The hike in demand of airlines tickets to travel abroad or to the Northern provinces led the owners of travel agencies to manipulate the prices of tickets and exploit the current security situation in their favor. Thus the price of one ticket has tripled recently.
Despite of security unrest, air traffic in Baghdad is operating normally in the country, the Iraqi Ministry of Transport said.
DHL Iraq, a logistic company, has clinched 1st rank amongst top 10 best employer organizations in the region, according to a study by Aon Hewitt.
Devco has successfully shipped US$ 53 million worth of equipment that was fabricated in Catoosa Oklahoma to Mosul, Iraq. This is the second major shipment from Devco’s US$ 78.6 million order from the Iraqi Ministry of Industry, bound for the Mishraq State Silver Mine.
Azmar Airlines and Erbil International Airport confirmed their participation at the Iraq Airports Show as the Platinum and Gold sponsor respectively. The event will be organized by Babylon International FZE in association with Sulaimaniyah Airport as host.
Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, has today announced the renewal of a multi-year distribution partnership with Rawat-Al Hajer for Travelport technology and services in Iraq.
A World Bank funded p0roject has been approved by Iraq to construct an international highway to Jordan to enhance trade between the two countries, the Ministry of Housing and Construction said Thursday (April 10th).
Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines said that the war in Syria has wiped out a revival in tourist flows that had built since the end of the country’s own conflicts, with first-quarter passenger numbers down 7 percent.
Work for rehabilitation has begun at Khor al-Zubair port in Basra province, the General Company for Ports of Iraq announced early March.
Direct flight services have been resumed between Iraq and Kuwait in late February after a pause that lasted for more than two decades.
Iraq’s transport minister is prepared to pay for the losses incurred when a plane from Beirut to Baghdad was forced to turn around because his son had missed the flight. H
On Thursday, Iraqi officials have denied the permission to a plane belonging to Lebanon's national carrier to land in Baghdad after a son of an Iraqi minister missed the flight, Middle East Airline.
Iraq's Independent Higher Electoral Commission (IHEC) is partnering with the Ministry of Transport to display posters on public buses.
The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hoshyar Zebari, received the Armenian counterpart, Edward Nalbandian, at Baghdad International Airport on Sunday.
The Russian Embassy in Baghdad announced that Iraq and Russia are working on opening a new direct flight course between Baghdad and Moscow; meanwhile the consulate issued numerous tourism visas for Iraqis who wish to visit Russia.
Hoshyar Zibari, Iraqi foreign affairs minister, has discussed with the Canadian Counterpart Lynn Yelich and accompanying delegation procedures of granting visas for the Iraqi citizens willing to visit Canada.
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The Minister of Transport, Hadi al-Amiri, and the US Ambassador, Robert Beecroft, discussed about the mutual cooperation between the two countries.
The southern Iraqi harbours have received 9 commercial ships on Tuesday. The Ministry of Transportation reported in a statement, ''The Khur al-Zubair harbour received a ship from Panama loaded with various goods and another ship loaded with Cement.''
The Iraqi Airways Company recently announced it is slashing fares by between 10% and 15% on flights to various international destinations, general director Capt. Saad al-Khafajy said.
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