Category Archives: Fly Baghdad

Fly Baghdad Airlines launches flights to Amman

Fly Baghdad, the first low cost airlines in Iraq, launched its first flights to the Jordanian capital of Amman on November 2, 2017.

Fly Baghdad flight took off from Baghdad International Airport heading to Amman, and was welcomed by water cannon salute in Queen Alia International Airport. This was followed by well-organized reception in the terminal and cake cutting ceremony. The reception was attended by the airport management and staff, the Head and management of the ground handling company, the General sales agent, Petra Travel & Tourism, and representatives of the travel and tourism companies in Jordan. From Fly Baghdad side, it was attended by the Chairman, the CEO, the Sales Manager, and the flight crew.

Fly Baghdad their Amman route with four flights a week, to become daily flights within two months.

Photos: Fly Baghdad Airlines.


Fly Baghdad launches its first international route

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 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.

Fly Baghdad, under new leadership, adds its first Boeing 737-700

Fly Baghdad, a growing national carrier from Iraq, based at Baghdad Airport, went through a change of ownership in September 2016. This was followed by the appointment of a new CEO, Mr Ali Al-Hamdany.

According to the CEO;

“The new management triggered a complete restructure action started almost immediately, and touched almost everything related to the old setup of the airline, from the logo to the business model and future plans.

Fly Baghdad also went through cost reduction activities that has lower operating costs by about 60% in comparison to the previous year. The implementation of cost reduction actions included:

  • Reviewing the existing contracts and terminate those that are not negotiable or redundant.
  • Engage new world class suppliers.
  • Optimizing the organization chart to align staff with the new strategy and business objectives.
  • Build and utilize in-house capabilities to enable the Fly Baghdad to complete operational and engineering regular activities that was previously sub-contracted.”

Fly Baghdad currently will pass two new and impressive milestones this month, October 2017: The company received its second owned aircraft type, a Boeing 737-700, and starting international routes.

The new multilingual website:

The new slogan: Low Price .. More Flights

Winter Schedule 2017/2018:

Photo: Fly Baghdad. The first Boeing 737-700 is the pictured 737-73V YI-BAN (msn 32412). The airline also introduced a new livery in 2017.

Video: Delivery of the first Boeing 737-700 from Jakarta to Baghdad.

<p><a href=”″>Fly Baghdad’s first Boeing 737-700</a> from <a href=”″>Bruce Drum</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Fly Baghdad takes delivery of its first aircraft

Fly Baghdad CRJ200 YI-BAH (15)(Grd)(Fly Baghdad)(LR)

Fly Baghdad (Baghdad) is a new airline in Iraq. The new airline has acquired its first aircraft, the pictured ex-Air Nostrum Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) YI-BAH (msn 7984, ex EC-JCO).

The company is planning to start operations soon from Baghdad to Basra, Erbil, Najaf and Sulimani.

Fly Baghdad logo (LRW)


After suspending operations in December 2016, the company reorganized and relaunched operations on February 14, 2017. In addition, a new livery and logo was adopted in 2017 including on the Boeing 737 aircraft:

All images by Fly Baghdad.

Video: The new airline has big plans: