Iraq’s flag service Iraqi Airways has taken supply of a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the primary of its sort for this firm. The narrowbody jet, registration YI-ASL departed from Seattle on February 24 and landed in Baghdad two days later after a layover in Reykjavik, Iceland.
A brand new plane for Iraqi Airways
Final month Iraqi Airways acquired the primary of 16 Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane ordered a couple of years in the past with Boeing. The flag service held a ceremony marking the aircraft’s introduction. The brand new aircraft was welcomed on the firm’s hub with the standard water salute. Through the ceremony, Iraq’s Transport Minister, Razzaq Al-Saadawi, stated the supply schedules of the remaining plane on order had been organized.
It’s reported that Iraqi’s new Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane is configured in a two-class format.
Iraqi Airways is renewing its fleet, and thus far, the State service has taken supply of 4 Airbus A220-300s and one Boeing 737 MAX. Nonetheless, Iraqi Airways additionally expects to obtain a minimum of two further A220s (there’s the opportunity of extra if Iraqi Airways validates the choice for 11 further planes), 14 MAX planes (together with ten of the -10 variant), and 9 Boeing 787 Dreamliners (9 of the -8 model and one of many -9 model).
As reported by a number of media shops, Iraqi Airways has set a fleet renewal plan in movement. These new-generation plane are essential to reaching the corporate’s targets, which embrace acquiring the lifting of its restrictions in Europe. The service has been blocked since 2015, which has prevented it from working flights to or from Member States of the European Air Security Company (EASA).
Iraqi Airways expects to obtain its first Boeing 737 Dreamliner this yr and a minimum of one of many 737 MAX 10s between 2024 and 2027.
Iraqi Airways map route
Based on knowledge from Cirium, Iraqi Airways operates about 426 weekly flights, with a median seat capability of 120 seats per departure. The corporate’s most essential route is the worldwide service between Al Najaf (NJF) and Kuwait Metropolis (KWI), with 48 weekly flights. Different key companies for Iraqi Airways are Baghdad-Erbil (17 weekly flights) and Bagdad-Basrah (13 weekly flights). Based on its web site, Iraqi Airways presently operates its home and worldwide community out of its hub Baghdad Worldwide Airport to 45 locations.
Based on ch-aviation, Iraqi Airways presently has a fleet of 36 plane, of which 18 are energetic and 17 inactive. The airline has 4 Airbus A220-300s, three Airbus A320ceos, two A321ceos, and one A330-200. It additionally operates 19 planes from the Boeing household, together with one 737-700, one MAX 8, 15 737-800s, two Boeing 747-400s, and one 777-200(LR). Lastly, it has six CRJ900LRs. That is the biggest fleet dimension it has had within the final 23 years.
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Supply: ch-aviation, Airways Journal, FlightGlobal, Iraqi Information.
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