levent
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Iraqi Airways Employees Attacked

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:22 am

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&e=2&u=/ap/20041021/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_2

Gunmen attacked a bus with female Iraqi Airways employees on the road linking Baghdad airport and the city.
I wonder what Iraqi Airways would do, if anything, to protect its passengers?


Edited for spelling

[Edited 2004-10-21 19:23:30]
 
ME AVN FAN
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RE: Iraqi Airways Employees Attacked

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:32 am

Levent; the matter is awful, true. BUT it is a different matter with passengers. There are thousands of cars on this road daily, and usually nothing happens. Suggest the stewardesses in future use normal motor cars. It is difficult to say what exactly was the purpose of the attack, whenever it of course can be assumed that the culprits see Iraqi Airways as something of the government.
 
ILSApproach
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RE: Iraqi Airways Employees Attacked

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:37 am

Just read that story too. Anyone know the current load factors for Iraqi Air.

Is it still the lone 732 flying? Wish they would get some more planes airborne. Specifically the stored planes (727's) at Amman.

Mike
 
levent
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RE: Iraqi Airways Employees Attacked

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:40 am

With the rising oil prices, maybe those 727´s are too expensive to operate...
 
foxdelta
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RE: Iraqi Airways Employees Attacked

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:58 am

Levent, I don't know about kerosene, but in Iraq oil is cheaper then water...

Saludos Big grin
 
ME AVN FAN
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RE: Iraqi Airways Employees Attacked

Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:24 am

There now are three B737 all operated by Teebah Airlines (Amman). The network however apparently still restricted to Amman and Damascus. Would recommend them to start flights to Beirut, Cairo and Dubai.

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