Fly Baghdad launched their first international flight on October 28, 2017 to officially enter the regional air travel market as a scheduled airline operating the low-cost model.
The pictured Boeing 737-700 took off from Baghdad International Airport, heading to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul – Turkey.
The flight was welcomed by the traditional water canon salute (above) by the well-organized reception inside the airport which was attended by the CEO of the airport, CEO of the ground handling company, the CEO and staff of the Turkish GSA, Merkur, and representative of the travel and tourism companies in Turkey. Fly Baghdad delegation included the CEO, Sales manager, and Flight and cabin crew. And the flight was fully sold from both ways.
Fly Baghdad started their Istanbul route with three flights a week. The route will become a daily flight within two months from the start of operation. Passengers can book their tickets by visiting the airlines website www.flybaghdad.net in addition to booking through the call center and travel agents in Iraq and the destination countries.
Fly Baghdad network is expected to grow in the next three months to include destinations like Amman, Beirut, Dubai, Cairo, in addition to airports in Europe and the Indian subcontinent.