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Which Airlines Will Provide Service To Iraq?  
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Hi,

I was just wondering. What airlines are planning to start regular scheduled service to Iraq? And, with civil unrest still going on, when will this happen? Any of you have any predictions?

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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

Didn't British Airways start a flight from London-Heathrow International Airport to Baghdad International Airport?


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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2033 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4321 times:
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British Airways said they would as soon as it's safe, and I *think* KLM and AF did too. (That's a BIG think)

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

I tried to search for LHR-Baghdad flights on BA.com, and got this message:

"British Airways does not currently fly to Baghdad"

Security in the area is still not stable enough to justify the risk of commercial flights. Plus, the limited commerce in the area doesn't justify the expense. Airborne and other cargo carriers have flown supplies in, and some commercial airlines may have run charters, but that's it.

I would think that BA, KLM, Royal Jordanian, and Emirates would be among the first airlines to fly to Baghdad. The oil industry will support most of the original flights.



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User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

Northwest was awarded a route to Baghdad through Amsterdam, but I think it will be quite a while before we see any such service.

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4233 times:

LOT was also awarded the right to fly to baghdad but never commenced the service due to security concerns.


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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

Virgin Atlantic have said in the past that they wish to serve Basra in the south of Iraq once they deem it as safe.


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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1434 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4155 times:

There is a fairly large tourist/pilgrim market that visits the holy shrines in Najaf and Karbala. Currently most such pax fly to Amman and are bussed into Iraq.
However, I doubt that any of the majors will be flying to Iraq anytime soon.
My $0.02

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User currently offlineBobb From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

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User currently offlineYegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

LOT stated flying to Basra througth Beirut. That service was short lived because of the tensions in Iraq.

Eventually, there will be flights from DXB, AUH, DOH, AMM, BEY in the middle east.

The European carriers won't jump in right away


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

Given the sensitivity of security and the probability of something happening once insurgents know of scheduled pax flights. I doubt that we'll see any kind of regular commercial service in Iraq-until the probability of something happening is reduced to nil.


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User currently offlineTYSGoVols From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 634 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

Ok I am not sure if Delta has the legality to do it but, here in East Tennessee there is a pretty big Iraqi population especially here in Knoxville so a service from ATL to LGW to Iraq would be a good idea. The routing would have to be TYS ATL Europe possible also FRA to Iraq.

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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3777 times:
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The US airlines that were awarded rights were NW, UA, Kalitta, World Airways, DHL, and Continental. BA, LH, and KLM were among the European carriers awarded route authority to both, Baghdad and Basra. I believe that the US carrier will only codeshare and not physically have aircraft flying there.


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User currently offlineYegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

NW was planning a DWT-Baghdad with a stop in AMS.

KLM plnned a thrice weekly to Baghdad and I believe NW was planning two weeklies.

Also, SAS was awarded rights to both Basra and Baghdad.





User currently offlineEric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

SK was also given access to Iraq. They all, at least SK, decided that Iraq was to dangerous to fly into. After several airlines were shot at, they all withdrew. IN the future, they will all return. Access was only given to a few airlines Iraq after occupation of Iraq.
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User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2046 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

Jetjack74, What are you talking about?

Or are you just yanking our chains?


User currently offlineMEA321 From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Does anyone know which airlines, if any, fly into Baghdad....scheduled or non-scheduled.

I believe that DHL is providing scheduled freight service.

Kuwait Airways, and Qatar Airways both are non-scheduled service. However information is so scarce that its hard to determine this.



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User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

When (and if) the region stabilizes, a Detroit - Baghdad flight makes sense, as the largest Iraqi population in the United States is in the Motor City. But as I stated above, I think commercial airline service to Iraq is not something we're going to see anytime soon.

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