Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19212 posts, RR: 52 Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
I used to live in Cairo, and I've revisited a few times since. I vividly recall regularly seeing the empty but still signed Iraqi Airways ticket office in downtown Cairo. Does anyone know what frequency it had prior to route cessation due to the war? Did EgyptAir also operate the route? It appears that Iraqi Airways has since recommenced the route. Does anyone know what frequency and by which aircraft?
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25154 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1964 times:
Quoting Flywrite (Reply 3): don't think they ever did as EgyptAir, but their predecessors did
Even after they adopted the current EgyptAir name in 1972, they were still serving Baghdad, but not sure for how long. Under their previous names United Arab Airlines, Misrair, and Misr Airlines, they had been serving Baghdad since the 1930s.
Directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1672 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
As early as the 1920s and 1930s, Misrair and Imperial Airways maintained Egypt-Iraq services. The link was extremely important at the time, since it served Britain's geopolitical/oil interests (Iraq was a British mandate at the time) and because the moneyed classes travelled between both countries.
As of now, there are no Egyptair Cairo-Baghdad flights. I suppose there would have been both Iraqi Airways AND Egyptair flights prior to the 1990s, since there was a lot of business between both countries. According to the 1977 schedues, Egyptair flew a thrice-weekly 737 Cairo-Damascus-Baghdad. Don't know about the frequencies later on.
There is an office in dowtown Cairo that advertises 'direct flights to Baghdad and Sulaimaneya' but it does not specify the airline. I have never seen an Iraq Airways aircraft at Cairo, but they're supposed to go there. If they go, they either use a seperate terminal, or have a low frequency/obscure timings service. Never seen Iraqi Airways pax checking in, or arriving.
RAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9): Rather than start a new thread, I was looking at CAI-TIP and it seems that SU serves the route, along with a variety of others, yet it isn't available for booking on its website. Any idea what's up?
in Amadeus website you can book flights from CAI to TIP on MS flights at 218.95 Euros (Tax Included) one way.
There are three times weekly flight of Buraq Air (UZ) operating 310 equipment but is not available to sell it through Amadeus.net
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