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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2336 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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User currently offlineFlywrite From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2234 times:
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The Iraqi Airways website isn't much help. It shows that Cairo is a current destination on its route map, but the only flights you can find any details on are Baghdad to London.

Even the Wikipedia article fails to mention the route, but it does list the current fleet.

Searching on Google, there are many references to the airline restarting Cairo flights in 2005 after a 15 year hiatus.


Egyptair do not serve Iraq at all.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Thanks for your reply.

Quoting Flywrite (Reply 1):
The Iraqi Airways website isn't much help. It

I know, hence asking on A.net. IA does have another website - http://www.iq-airways.com/AirqAirways/ - but my Arabic isn't good enough to read it.

Quoting Flywrite (Reply 1):
Egyptair do not serve Iraq at all.

I know, hence asking about whether it previously served it.



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User currently offlineFlywrite From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
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Sorry, read it as 'Do Egyptair operate the route'

I don't think they ever did as EgyptAir, but their predecessors did according to http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa...ries/EgyptAir-Company-History.html


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25626 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1979 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.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

EgyptAir served Baghdad until the first Gulf War.

So far the only major Arab airline serving Baghdad besides Iraqi Airways is Royal Jordanian. MEA will be resuming its flights shortly.



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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Hmm, what is going on with Iraqi Airways, anyway? As far as I know, they fly to Amman, Istanbul and Dubai. Did they start flying to London? When will they receive those CR9s?


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1766 times:



Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 6):
Did they start flying to London?

Not yet.



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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

A long time ago, they used to fly with 747s and a stop in Belgrade


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

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?

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 8):
A long time ago, they used to fly with 747s and a stop in Belgrade

Yeah, I recall seeing it.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1729 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9):
CAI-TIP and it seems that SU serves the route

You mean Aeroflot???? Do they have rights to sell ticket on that segment?



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1726 times:



Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 10):
You mean Aeroflot????

 rotfl  No, I meant MS. I was thinking about its registrations for some bizaare reason! Big grin



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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1709 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11):
rotfl No, I meant MS. I was thinking about its registrations for some bizaare reason! Big grin

Oh, I see  Wink Check out Star Alliance website



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1691 times:



Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 12):
Check out Star Alliance website

Yeah, that worked for CAI-TIP. However, you still can't book it on MS's website. Not that I wish to - just interested.



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User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1697 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1660 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.


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1651 times:
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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?

Hi Pe@rson,

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

Regards,

Gerard



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