AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4491 posts, RR: 55 Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3215 times:
While technically we're still talking about Iraq, Erbil is considered part of "Kurdistan" I believe...a family member of mine travels to Erbil every couple of weeks from Beirut and Dubai and his impressions are that it is a safe place. He travels on something called Magic Carpet airlines from Beirut, I dunno what the airline is from Dubai.
I think OS will get a lot of passengers from Sweden not sure about filling up the business class but at least at the back, on the other hand many Swedish-Iraqis are down there doing a lot of business and have leading positions in the politics.
The Airport manager at Erbil international airport is a Swedish-Iraqi.
BMIbaby733 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 119 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
I'm sick and tired of coming on here to see pathetic comments like that!
Lighten up!!!, i think train spotting might be more your thing!!!
There are far too many people on these forums that don't appear to be able to sleep at night because all they have going around in their head is "oooh i bet someones posted something i can tell them off for"
Grow up! you're worse that bitchy women!!!!
(i'm sorry but i am about done with the childish behaviour of some of the members here, how terrible are your liveS really? CHILL OUT!!)
Not much related to lucrative money-maker oil business IMHO, but rather economical migrations = low yields. Foreign business flyers, if any, must come from somewhere though, perhaps DOH / DXB and then the US army sorts this out...
Quoting United_fan (Reply 8): Isn't ironic how right after the Allies took Baghdad,alot of the worlds's airlines were vying for flights to Baghdad. Now,some years later almost no arilines fly there.
OD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 36 Reply 25, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2061 times:
I spot the Flying Carpet Fairchild Metro here in Beirut all the time but there's no trace of theat 737. I hear that it's mostly used for flights to and from Iraq and particularly to Erbil.
Quoting 777way (Reply 24): Its Kurdistan Airlines, they operate 737-200.
This aircraft is still stored here in Beirut. It was bought by a Lebanese for the summer charter season. The Lebanese company intended to operate up to 5 737-200s but I guess that plans may have changed after the events.