Iraqi Airways Announcement
The first flight will be at 22:00 hours and will be departing from London Gatwick heading for Baghdad International Airport, it will be the first direct flight for 23 years.
Iraqi Airways will use newly purchased Airbus A330, A321 and A320 planes to operate two direct flights to Baghdad and one to Sulaimaniya every week. The frequency will increase to 6 flights a week by 15th June 2013. All return flights will stop in Malmo, Sweden, for a period of 1hr for security reasons before entering the UK. The routes have already been granted permission by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
Iraqi Airways is the national carrier for Iraq founded in 1945. IKB Travel and Tours a notable UK travel agency which have been appointed as GSA for Iraqi Airways in the UK.
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