OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 29046 posts, RR: 60 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4171 times:
Just came across www.iraqiairways.co.uk I see they are planning a London Gatwick to Baghdad but im wondering did they loose their LHR slots???. It also says they are flying to FRA IST ATH CAI and DXB . Im just wondering are these routes up and running yet and if so what A/C??
I see from some of the photos on here that Iraqi Airways flew to JFK LHR GIG BEG ATH AMS BKK to name a few. Does anyone have any old route maps or timetables. Also I would be interested to see any cabin interiors of their 747's. On their current website they say they have 747/747sp/757/767 etc... I didnt know they had all these still or is this website not correct??? Any info much appreciated.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11287 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4114 times:
Technically Iraqi Airways still has 5 747s, 3 742 Combis and two SPs. The Combis and one SP are stored in various places since 1991 when the UN banned Iraq to fly abroad. The second SP is a high-cycle former China Airlines aircraft, which was donated to Iraq by an UAE sheikh in 2000. this aircraft was at Bagdad when the airport was stormed by US troops in 2003. The SP survived intact unlike some 727s but has not been stored properly and its very unlikly it can be made airworthy again (probably it was scrapped since 2003 as there are no news since)
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12009 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4093 times:
Timings look a little confused;
Quote: Outbound: :
Departure : 13.20 London Gatwick
arrive: 06:30 Baghdad International
Departure : 08:20 London Gatwick
arrive: 12:20 Baghdad International
Will this service fly via Athens or go direct I wonder, the site seems to suggest via Athens and it might explain the very long flight length! £481 one way... quite steep, but if it's safe to fly there in the future, could be quite interesting flight on the 767, although the fleet page still lists everything they used to own: http://www.iraqiairways.co.uk/en/fleet.htm
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OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 29046 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4022 times:
Hmm yeah seems a bit strange but have to say the websites not bad considering the state of Iraq at the moment. They have done a good job on their website. They have more info on there than some European airlines. If they do a LON-ATH and have traffic rights on it id be on that leg like a shot !!! Would be very interesting.
Floridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2028 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3992 times:
I find it interesting that they plan to fly to JFK in the future. Also, when did they start getting 757's? I hadn't heard they were even in the market for such a plane. All I heard about was a 767 from AC.