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Iraqi Airways To Serve LGW From 5th Mar  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 15210 times:

I was just sent the following, as part of a big promotion, from IKB Travel that will exclusively handle Iraqi's sales in the UK:

"We are very proud to announce that this will allow flights to Baghdad and Sulaimaniya to be completed in just under 5.30hr hours from London! The first in 23 years!

The first flight will be at 10pm on 5th March 2013 and will be departing from London Gatwick heading to Baghdad International Airport.

Iraqi Airways will use a brand new Airbus A330 to operate two direct flights to Baghdad and one to Sulaimaniya every week. The frequency will increase in the coming months. All return flights to the UK will stop in Malmo, Sweden, for a period of 1hr before proceeding to the UK."

Per Iraqi Airways*:

"The routes have already been granted permission by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

This signifies the first direct flight service between Iraq and the United Kingdom since August 1990 after an attempt to run in 2010 was thwarted due to a $1.2 Billion lawsuit by Kuwait Airways.

Two direct flights to Baghdad and one to Sulaimaniya every week. The frequency will increase to 6 flights a week by 15th June 2013. "

* http://www.iraqiairways.co.uk/en/new...ays_resumes_flights_to_London.html

Per Iraqi Airways' homepage:

BGW-LGW: Tue, Thu - 1300-2000
ISU-LGW: Fri - 1300-2000

LGW-BGW: Tue, Thu - 2200-0630
LGW-ISU: Fri: 2200-0630

[Edited 2013-02-15 04:39:51]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 15088 times:

Why the stop in Malmo??

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 15032 times:

Quoting migair54 (Reply 1):
Why the stop in Malmo??

Those born in Iraq or are descents of Iraqis are one of the largest ethnic groups in Sweden - at over 175,000. And presumably a number live within the Malmo area, in addition to the 30,000 in nearby Denmark, the majority of which seem to reside in Zealand. Presumably the stop enables the existence of the routes without which they might not have been viable, in addition to marginally higher frequencies than if relying solely on Malmo or London (and reasonable distances from both). But, those are just guesses in this instance.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineju068 From Serbia, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 14843 times:

I am sure some airlines will not be happy with this news, especially Turkish Airlines.

User currently offlineBthebest From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 14819 times:

Surprised they're not using their new 777 for this service.

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14663 times:

Quoting Bthebest (Reply 4):
Surprised they're not using their new 777 for this service.

Why waste a 77LR on a short route like this?? The airbus makes more sense on this route.

KH



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14385 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
Those born in Iraq or are descents of Iraqis are one of the largest ethnic groups in Sweden - at over 175,000. And presumably a number live within the Malmo area, in addition to the 30,000 in nearby Denmark, the majority of which seem to reside in Zealand. Presumably the stop enables the existence of the routes without which they might not have been viable, in addition to marginally higher frequencies than if relying solely on Malmo or London (and reasonable distances from both). But, those are just guesses in this instance.

Thank you for the info, that makes sense, however that traffic will be mainly VFR so not really high yielding, but they need to fill up the plane... maybe when they increase the freqs we can see some of the flights going directly to LGW without stoping in Malmo.

Where is the A330 coming from?? If they have some B777 I don´t understand why bringing now some A330 unless they are going to use them on wet lease until they get some more B777.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 5):
Why waste a 77LR on a short route like this?? The airbus makes more sense on this route.

It makes more sense but why getting another type of plane doesn´t make that sense, the real question is, do they really need a B77LR?? I think the A330 is an excellent plane for them but if they go for B777 they should be operating B777 for all the long haul routes if possible and available. I think even getting some non-ER can be good for them to fly to places like London and Malmo.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14364 times:

Quoting migair54 (Reply 6):
that traffic will be mainly VFR so not really high yielding, but they need to fill up the plane

Yes, absolutely, hence the need to offset lower yields (i.e., lower revenue per passenger per mile) with greater traffic volume. And like to/from Malmo, I suspect the traffic that Iraqi Airways will capture from London will also be mainly VFR. Of course, we can guess otherwise, but sadly we don't have data to counteract it.

[Edited 2013-02-15 08:04:30]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineju068 From Serbia, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14323 times:

Quoting migair54 (Reply 6):
Where is the A330 coming from??
http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-1339.htm airfleets says that the plane is 0.5 years old, could it be straight from the factory? Maybe someone sold them the frame?

I still think that this route would be best served by a B767-300, I see that they have another one on order so maybe it will replace the A330?


User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14295 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 8):
http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-1339.htm airfleets says that the plane is 0.5 years old, could it be straight from the factory? Maybe someone sold them the frame?

It was a factory fresh tail that was not taken up by Air Asia X.


User currently offlineju068 From Serbia, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14286 times:

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 9):

Thanks for that. Do you know why Air Asia X decided not to take it?


User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 14253 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
Yes, absolutely, hence the need to offset lower yields (i.e., lower revenue per passenger per mile) with greater traffic volume. And like to/from Malmo, I suspect the traffic that IA will capture from London will also be mainly VFR. Of course, we can guess otherwise, but sadly we don't have data to counteract it.

From London it will be VRF but they will also get Business travelers, now Iraq is a country that need to foreign investment and London is a big commercial hub, so I guess they will pick up some of this traffic as well, obviously biggest part of high yields will fly with TK, QR, EK... but slowly they will pick up some piece of the cake, same for govt officials travelling, they usually pay well and don´t care much about high fares, so they can get also part of that..


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 14227 times:

Quoting migair54 (Reply 11):
From London it will be VRF but they will also get Business travelers, now Iraq is a country that need to foreign investment and London is a big commercial hub, so I guess they will pick up some of this traffic as well, obviously biggest part of high yields will fly with TK, QR, EK... but slowly they will pick up some piece of the cake, same for govt officials travelling, they usually pay well and don´t care much about high fares, so they can get also part of that..

Hence why I said

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
I suspect the traffic that Iraqi Airways will capture from London will also be mainly VFR.

And not 'the only traffic...'

Agreed re. most higher-yielding traffic using TK, QR, EK.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1224 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 13313 times:

It even has the Air Asia X business seats. Nice for a medium haul route.


Flown: A300,A319,A320,A321,A330,A340.A380,717,727,737,747,757,767,777,DC9,DC10,MD11,MD80,F100,F50,ERJ,E190,CRJ,BAe146,Da
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10705 times:

Malmo seems to be a tech stop only, no traffic, why are people suggesting they will be picking/dropping passengers from there when its not even listed in the schedule.

Why arent IA painting their planes in full livery?

IA also resuming KWI from today Iraqi Airways Relaunch Kuwait (by 777way Feb 15 2013 in Civil Aviation)

[Edited 2013-02-15 22:57:56]

User currently offlineely747 From Slovakia, joined Jan 2013, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 10606 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 14):

Tech stop for what reason?

[Edited 2013-02-15 23:24:01]

User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 592 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 10436 times:

Quoting ely747 (Reply 15):

I actually believe its due to a re-fuelling embargo in the UK and many other EU states, not to collect or drop off pax as some have stated, but I could be wrong.

I'm sure pax will disembark/board at Malmo however, this just happens to be a perk.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10250 times:

Its a security stop according to IA's UK website, another Iraqi charter carrier Al-Nasser also serve MMX from BGW and ISU apparently.

IA arabic website is listing Kudrat in Malaysia, besides Cyprus as new additions in booking menu, but it seems to be a dummy site,t they have also included Bombay in there now which is served, but some other places are missing like Delhi, Antalya, Adanna,

BTW Hong Kong is sitll there as well.

[Edited 2013-02-16 00:32:36]

User currently offlineju068 From Serbia, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9945 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 17):
besides Cyprus as new additions in booking menu

I noticed Cyprus as well. I know Cyprus Airways used to run a one weekly scheduled flight from Larnaca to Erbil during the summer. Maybe they intend on doing the same.


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9034 times:

Quoting migair54 (Reply 6):
Thank you for the info, that makes sense, however that traffic will be mainly VFR so not really high yielding,

I doubt that any fare to BGW can be considered "low yield".


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2415 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8918 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 14):
Malmo seems to be a tech stop only, no traffic, why are people suggesting they will be picking/dropping passengers from there when its not even listed in the schedule.

Wouldn't it be fantastic, to have 5th freedom rights between MMX and LGW - just to fly IA!   


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8483 times:

I hope they're IFR rather than VFR, the fuel consumption alone would be vast, though it would explain the tech stop! Not sure I can see this service lasting beyond a few months.

User currently offlineiraqiairways From UK - England, joined Feb 2013, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 7947 times:



The brand new A330 that will be used LONDON-IRAQ direct.

First flight will be on the 5th March from GATWICK South Terminal.

Just to confirm the Malmo stop on the way back ONLY is for security checks no new passengers will come on board and no passengers will leave.

Dhalia Burhan
Iraqi Airways UK Public Relations Representative


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 7919 times:

Quoting iraqiairways (Reply 22):

The brand new A330 that will be used LONDON-IRAQ direct.

That my friend is a 777-200LR.


User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 7884 times:

Quoting iraqiairways (Reply 22):
The brand new A330 that will be used LONDON-IRAQ direct.

Reassuring.



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User currently offlineiraqiairways From UK - England, joined Feb 2013, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (1 year 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 8408 times:

Please google the Reg. YI-AQY. Which will confirm it is a brand new A330.

Regards,

Dhalia Burhan
Iraqi Airways UK Public Relations Representative


User currently offlineBralo20 From Belgium, joined May 2008, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 8435 times:

Quoting iraqiairways (Reply 25):
Please google the Reg. YI-AQY. Which will confirm it is a brand new A330.

Regards,

Dhalia Burhan
Iraqi Airways UK Public Relations Representative

The plane in the picture is a Boeing 777-29MLR registered YI-AQZ  

No doubt that YI-AQY is an Airbus A330 but that isn't the plane in the picture.


User currently offlineIraqiairways From UK - England, joined Feb 2013, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (1 year 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 8733 times:



Dear all,

Apologizes for the image mix up! Of course you are right the uploaded image is of the 777! Attached is this A330 sorry about that.

We have many more images of this aircraft that will be uploaded soon!

Hope you all enjoy this one.

Dhalia Burhan
Iraqi Airways UK Public Relations Representative


User currently offlinejfidler From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (1 year 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 8575 times:

Quoting iraqiairways (Reply 22):
Just to confirm the Malmo stop on the way back ONLY is for security checks no new passengers will come on board and no passengers will leave.

Can someone explain how/why such a security check occurs? I've never been on a flight that makes a stop en-route just for a security check.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 29, posted (1 year 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 8308 times:

Has Kuwait resumed as reported by a gulf newspaper last week?

[Edited 2013-02-21 14:56:35]

User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 30, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8060 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
I suspect the traffic that Iraqi Airways will capture from London will also be mainly VFR
Quoting skipness1E (Reply 21):
I hope they're IFR rather than VFR, the fuel consumption alone would be vast, though it would explain the tech stop! Not sure I can see this service lasting beyond a few months.

Skipness1E: VFR in this case stands for Visiting Friends and Relatives.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 31, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7993 times:

Yes I know.....it was an attempt ar wordplay that bombed. So what's the deal? DFT won't allow non stop like the US does with Pakistan? Iraqi airport security just a word at the moment?

User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3818 posts, RR: 51
Reply 32, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7635 times:

Quoting Iraqiairways (Reply 27):
Dhalia Burhan
Iraqi Airways UK Public Relations Representative

You claim to be the PR representative, but in your profile you have uploaded various photos of the new airplanes surrounded by the trashed and completely destroyed fuselages of Iraqi airliners from the Gulf war. Why would Iraqi's PR department use these photos? Those photos don't exactly evoke confidence in the airline.

Soren   



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User currently offlineLGWGate49 From Sudan, joined Nov 2009, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6645 times:

Hi all

Does anyone know if this service started a couple of days back?

Cheers



Look for the ridiculous in everything, and you will find it
User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6470 times:

Yes, it did. It's operating again this evening.


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User currently offlinevasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6413 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 35):

Any pictures out there?


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 36, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6411 times:

Quoting vasu (Reply 36):
Quoting hotplane (Reply 35):


Any pictures out there?

I hope those A330's wear full Iraqi Airways colors instead of an all-white aircraft with small airline titles. Maybe because of the flights arriving/departing at night in LGW, it is difficult to photograph(?)

EDIT: I just saw in post 27 that the A330 is all-white. Why don't they paint it in the green livery they used to have?

A388

[Edited 2013-03-07 11:52:57]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26906 posts, RR: 58
Reply 37, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6431 times:

Quoting Iraqiairways (Reply 27):
Hope you all enjoy this one.

Thanks for the photos   

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 33):
You claim to be the PR representative, but in your profile you have uploaded various photos of the new airplanes surrounded by the trashed and completely destroyed fuselages of Iraqi airliners from the Gulf war.

I found them very interesting to be honest. Would love to see more showing these especially any interiors. Its not as if they are going for the package holiday market so dont think it matters. Its the truth and reality on the ground. Why hide it !


User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 38, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6128 times:

Quoting vasu (Reply 36):

I just had one accepted to the database from MMX 5/3. Perhaps it ends up on the front page as news, i dont know.


User currently offlinevasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6096 times:

Quoting Jofa (Reply 40):
I just had one accepted to the database from MMX 5/3

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Johan K



Nice one!


User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 40, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5990 times:

Certainly not worth a trip to LGW for.

[Edited 2013-03-07 14:56:38]


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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 41, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 37):
EDIT: I just saw in post 27 that the A330 is all-white. Why don't they paint it in the green livery they used to have?

They currently have three livery styles on three CRJs one original green wavy, one Bombardier house blue and one in new green livery plus one 737-200 in non-wavy variant of the original green livery.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 42, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5200 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 31):
So what's the deal? DFT won't allow non stop like the US does with Pakistan?

It's already been clarified that there's a significant potential market for Malmo. They're operating it as a triangular route so passengers to LGW will make a stop at Malmo westbound and fly nonstop eastbound. Vice versa for Malmo passengers -- nonstop westbound and a stop at LGW on the return trip. At least that's my assumption after looking at the planned schedule.

[Edited 2013-03-08 16:44:33]

User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 43, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4807 times:

Why does Iraq have a large market from Malmo?

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 44, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

Quoting iraqiairways (Reply 22):
Just to confirm the Malmo stop on the way back ONLY is for security checks no new passengers will come on board and no passengers will leave.
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 44):

whos right?


User currently offlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 45, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

Will they serve liquor?

User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 46, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4689 times:
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Quoting skipness1E (Reply 45):

Why does Iraq have a large market from Malmo?

There are 120,000 Iraqi/Kurds settled in Southern Sweden .

In addition to the IA operation from Malmo and Gothenburg there are already several other flights to Sulaymaniyah, Erbil, and Baghdad, including a spurious operation that commences in Manchester several times a week !

[Edited 2013-03-09 11:03:15]

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 47, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 46):
Quoting iraqiairways (Reply 22):
Just to confirm the Malmo stop on the way back ONLY is for security checks no new passengers will come on board and no passengers will leave.
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 44):

whos right?

Sorry, I missed the reference to the security checks. So please disregard my comments re carrying MMX traffic. It just seemed to make sense based on someone else's comment that there was a significant Iraqi community in Sweden.


User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 48, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

What about BSR? I guess waiting on increasing acceptance from the super-majors' travel departments before trying to tap that market? But direct from LON-BSR could be gold... black gold.

User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 49, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4190 times:

What happened to the Embargo that US NEW aircrafts/aircraft parts cant be sold to them? How come they have the 777 LR and the A330 which are brand new? Am I missing something?


Keep flying, because the sky is no limit!
User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 50, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 49):
What happened to the Embargo that US NEW aircrafts/aircraft parts cant be sold to them? How come they have the 777 LR and the A330 which are brand new? Am I missing something?

That's Iran, not Iraq


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 51, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

Quoting LJ (Reply 50):
Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 49):
What happened to the Embargo that US NEW aircrafts/aircraft parts cant be sold to them? How come they have the 777 LR and the A330 which are brand new? Am I missing something?

That's Iran, not Iraq

The last remaining embargos/sanctions against Iraq were removed in 2010. Many had been removed earlier. I believe the only remaining sanction against Iraq is that they pay 5% of their oil revenues to Kuwait in reparation for the 1990 invasion.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12004115


User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 52, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 51):
The last remaining embargos/sanctions against Iraq were removed in 2010. Many had been removed earlier. I believe the only remaining sanction against Iraq is that they pay 5% of their oil revenues to Kuwait in reparation for the 1990 invasion.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12004115

Ah, that makes sense. Thank you  
I feel IranAir too should be given a fair chance for expansion... they're in dire need of new airframes!



Keep flying, because the sky is no limit!
User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 53, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 51):
I believe the only remaining sanction against Iraq is that they pay 5% of their oil revenues to Kuwait in reparation for the 1990 invasion.

I think that one is gone too now. Last month Iraq made a deal with Kuwait to pay them a bung to settle things.


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