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: http://www.flybaghdad.net/en
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.
Baghdad’s first Boeing 737-700</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user19954503″>Bruce
Drum</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>
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.
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: