Boeing (Chicago) has delivered a Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways (Baghdad), the first of 30 that the airline ordered in 2008, marking a milestone in its relationship with the airline.
With the delivery of Boeing 737-81Z YI-ASE (msn 40104) on August 12, 2013, Iraqi Airways currently has 39 Boeing airplanes on order, including 29 Next-Generation 737-800s and 10 787 Dreamliners.
Copyright Photo: Duncan Kirk/AirlinersGallery.com. Showing off the Arabic titles side, Boeing 737-81Z YI-ASE is pictured on a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. The delivery also ushered in a new look for Iraqi.
Iraqi Airways (Baghdad) in May 2008, through the Iraqi government, ordered 30 new Boeing 737-800s from The Boeing Company with options for 10 additional aircraft. The first aircraft in the order is being prepared for delivery. The flag carrier is taking the opportunity to also introduce a new livery for the airline. The airline is retaining its historic green and while color scheme but now with updated lines.
Copyright Photo: Duncan Kirk/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-81Z YI-ASE (msn 40104) taxies to the runway at Boeing Field (King County) in Seattle yesterday (May 28) in the evening for a test flight.
Iraqi Airways (Baghdad) on January 15, 2013 added its first two Airbus A320s. The pictured A320-214 YI-ARA (msn 5115) and YI-ARB (msn 5290) have joined the mainly Boeing fleet.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. A320-214 YI-ARA is captured arriving at Dubai today devoid of any color except the titles. Is a new livery coming for Iraqi?
Iraqi Airways (Baghdad), the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 becoming a new operator for the type. This will be the first Airbus widebody aircraft to be operated by Iraqi Airways. The carrier already operates two A321 aircraft. A330-202 YI-AQY (msn 1339) was formally handed over on November 30. This aircraft was originally destined for AirAsia X. The airline has been in desperate need of modern aircraft.
Accommodating a two-class configuration of 24 business and 264 economy seats, the aircraft is powered by GE CF6-80 engines and will be deployed on European routes including Germany, Austria and the UK.
Iraqi Airways (Baghdad) yesterday (May 26) was declared bankrupt by the Iraqi Government due to the ongoing debt-related lawsuit with the government of Kuwait concerning the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq under Saddam Hussein. Iraq’s Transportation Minister stated it would take three years to close down the state-owned company. The company may be sold to a private investor which would disconnect the government from the debt.
Iraqi Airways (East Air) Boeing 737-4B7 EY-537 (msn 24550) DXB (Reiner Geerdts), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Iraqi Airways (Baghdad) has leased this ex-US Airways Boeing 737-4B7 registered EY-537 (msn 24550) from East Air.
Copyright Photo: Reiner Geerdts. Previously operated for Somon Air, EY-537 now carries Iraqi titles as it approaches Dubai for landing.
Iraqi Airways (Baghdad) has acquired two ex-AirTran Airways Boeing 737-700s.
Iraqi Airways (Baghdad) on Thursday (March 26) returned to the European Union after 19 years. The airline scheduled a weekly Baghdad-Athens-Stockholm (Arlanda) flight. However the flight was actually operated by Seagle Air’s Boeing 737-33A OM-HLB (msn 25011). The flag carrier was banned by an international embargo after Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990. The company plans to add scheduled flights to Germany as well as to Bahrain, Doha and destinations in India.