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Are Any Airlines Flying To Iraq?

Sun Mar 02, 2003 1:12 pm

Are there are airlines that are flying into Iraq. My dad said there is, but I am convinced there isnt. If there are, what airlines, cities served, and types of aircraft.

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RE: Are Any Airlines Flying To Iraq?

Sun Mar 02, 2003 1:46 pm

The US Air Force. Oh wait, that's OVER Iraq... Never mind
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RE: Are Any Airlines Flying To Iraq?

Sun Mar 02, 2003 2:15 pm

Iraqi Airways?


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RE: Are Any Airlines Flying To Iraq?

Sun Mar 02, 2003 2:24 pm

I wonder if you get double frequent flyer miles on Iraqi Airways inside a "No Fly Zone"?......LOL

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RE: Are Any Airlines Flying To Iraq?

Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:02 pm

Bosphorus European Airways operates charter flights from/to Istanbul. Mostly for UN and aid personnel.

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RE: Are Any Airlines Flying To Iraq?

Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:30 pm

I just can't believe it.
Some people here seem not to know
the difference between Airlines
and Air Force?
Who doesn't already know that the US
and the UK are steadily flying over Iraq
in the so-called no-fly zone(s) and perhaps
even beyond? However, make no mistake
about it, those no-fly-zones were NOT
endorsed by the UN.
regards,
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RE: Are Any Airlines Flying To Iraq?

Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:01 pm

I'm sure most people here DO know the difference between the Air Force and the Airlines.

The political arguments for/against the "No Fly Zone" are beyond the scope of this forum.
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RE: Are Any Airlines Flying To Iraq?

Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:43 pm

Hi,

yes there are flights between Damascus and Baghdad operated by private business men. They are using an old 707 of Gulf Falcon in all white livery. On some days when there is demand they utilize a 747SP (also from Gulf Falcon)
In addition there is a 733 chartered from Malev also operated on this route.

Currently there are about 8/9 total weekly roundtrips and mostly booked out.

Brgds
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