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Iraqi PM lifts ban on international air traffic to Kurdistan Region

The Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi has consented to lift the ban on foreign air traffic to the Kurdistan Region. The Prime Minister’s decree said international flights could resume operations with a week’s time. The decree also disclosed that Kurdish officials have already agreed for Erbil and Sulaimaniyah airports to be placed under federal supervision, reporting to the Ministry of Interior of Baghdad. The ban on international flights to …

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Iraq extends flight ban to Kurdistan region by three months

Iraq has prolonged by three months the ban on international flights to the Kurdistan region. The development was disclosed by a senior official at the Arbil airport in the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. The ban was first established by the federal government of Baghdad back in September after Iraqi Kurdistan voted in overwhelming fashion for independence in a non-binding referendum vetoed as illegal by the central government. It was then …

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Iraq signs contract with IATA to allows it to collect airspace transit fees

Iraq has signed a contract with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that gives it authority to collect fees from aircrafts that pass through its airspace. Iraq’s Transport Ministry announced the development in a statement. The Ministry disclosed that its technical secretary signed the contract, describing it as the “first of its kind, and results into collecting fees for passage through Iraqi airspace.” The statement also took note that the …

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Kurdish and Iraqi delegates agree to lift flight ban, await for green light from Iraqi Prime Minister

Delegates from the Kurdistan Regional Government and Iraq have agreed to have Kurdistan Region airports fall under the jurisdiction of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority, pending the approval of the Iraqi government. After hours of talks, representatives from the two groups came up with the recommendations, which they hope would resolve issues between the two administrations, one of which is the international flight ban. The international airports of Erbil and …

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Iran and Iraq signs Air Transportation Agreement

The nations of Iran and Iraq have signed an Air Transportation Agreement that could potentially help facilitate the travel of pilgrims and transportation cooperation. Iraq’s Transport Minister, Kazem Finjan, and Iranian Deputy Road Minister and the Head of the Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Abedzadeh, signed the pact. The agreement helps ushers in legal requirements of transportation cooperation, expansion of cooperation, and an increase of chartered …

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Iraq and Spain sign initial agreement for air transport services

Iraq and Spain have agreed in principle to air transport services between their two nations. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced the development. “The delegation completed its negotiating tour by signing the register of discussions, which allows the two countries to activate immediately the air transport operations after completing the legal and administrative procedures in preparation for the final signing by the Minister of Transport Kazem Venjan Al-Hamami,” shared …

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Iraq and Poland sign Air Transport Agreement

An Air Transport Agreement was signed between the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority and its Polish counterpart. Included in the agreement is the arrangement to launch direct flights of their respective flag carriers and other airlines between the two nations. The rest of the formal and operational processes along with technical and legal observations provided for in the draft of the Air Services Agreement were finalized for its signing by the …

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Iraq and Greece hold talks regarding activation of Air Transport Agreement

The activation of an Air Transport Agreement was the subject of talks between aviation officials of Iraq and Greece during a gathering in Athens. According to the General Establishment of Civil Aviation in the Ministry of Transport Chief, Hussein Mohsen, the delegation conferred with its Greek counterparts over technical and legal issues, and the number of the flights between Iraq and Greece. Hussein added that the development is a timely …

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Iraq and Afghanistan ink Air Transport Agreement

Regular air traffic between Iraq and Afghanistan is set to resume after the two countries signed an Air Transport Agreement. Iraq’s Minister of Transport, Kazem Vajan Al-Amami signed the agreement that seeks to bolster the bilateral economic relationship and secure new avenues of collaboration in the various fields of transport and trade between the two nations. Iraq’s Transport Minister said that the pact paves the way for the exchange of …

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Iraq and Saudi Arabia sign MoU to resume flights after a quarter of a century

After 25 years, flights between Iraq and Saudi Arabia will be resuming after the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding. In a statement made by the Iraqi Ministry of Transport, the agreement was signed at the Baghdad International Airport, and it includes providing air transport services between the two countries and ground services to the Kingdom’s planes and vice versa. Flights between Saudi Arabia and Iraq have been halted …

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