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Iraq is a republic in Southwest Asia, bordered on the north by Turkey, on the east by Iran; on the south by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Persian Gulf, and on the west by Jordan and Syria. Iraq has an area of 438,317 sq km (169,235 sq mi). Some of the world's greatest ancient civilizations were developed in the area that made up modern Iraq. Baghdd is the country's capital and largest city

Amendments  

15 May 2018

FlyErbil was intending to start operations in early 2016 but has now looking at Summer 2018 [updated]

10 Apr 2018

Suspect that Zozik Air may have ceased operations [updated]

10 Apr 2018

Little is known about Iraqi Yatooma except it appeared to active in 2008 but has since ceased operating [added]

Air Baghdad  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Baghdad was formed by South African businessman, Peter Henderson in 2003. Intended to operate out of Baghdad to other Middle East countries with Dash 8 aircraft, eventually moving to B.727 aircraft
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Kurdistan   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Al Naser Wings Airlines  added: 24Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : NR : NAD
Genealogy : Al-Naser Airlines >Al Naser Wings Airlines
Comments : Al-Naser Airlines was established in 2005 by Sheikh Hussein Al Khawam. It started operating in 2005 for the US military in Iraq and in 2009 entered the civil sector operating its first flight to Kuwait on 15Jul2009. Rebranded to Al Naser Wings Airlines in 2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Al-Naser Airlines  last update: 24Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2009 - 2017
Airline Code : NR : MHK
Genealogy : Al-Naser Airlines >Al Naser Wings Airlines
Comments : Al-Naser Airlines was established in 2005 by Sheikh Hussein Al Khawam. It started operating in 2005 for the US military in Iraq and in 2009 entered the civil sector operating its first flight to Kuwait on 15Jul2009. Rebranded to Al Naser Wings Airlines in 2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Al-Rafedain Falcon Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Al-Rafedain Falcon Airlines has taken delivery of its first of two Il-76TDs
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Azmar Air  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2014*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Azmar Air was founded in 2005 & started operations on 12Oct2005. It was a charter airline based in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bin Fimas Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Baghdad  last update: 30Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : IF : FBA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Baghdad was founded on 15Jul2014 & started operations on 15Jul2015 with three Flights To Erbil. Reported assuspended operation in late 2016. Now appears to be Active again
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Iraquna   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

FlyErbil   

Status : Planned

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Erbil was intending to start operations in early 2016 but has now looking at Summer 2018
Aircraft : Nil at this time

IPTC (Iraq Petroleum Transport Company)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1947* - 1961*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Iraqi Airlines  added: 10Apr2018

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Iraqi Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier to based out of Baghdad International (BGW)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Iraqi Airways  last update: 27Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1946 - date
Airline Code : IA : IAW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Iraqi Airways was founded in 1945 as a department of the Iraqi State Railways. Started operations on 28Jan1946 & international services on 14Jun1946. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is flag carrier of Iraq. Flights suspended because of the Gulf war in 1992. Some domestic flights resumed in 2004. Iraqi Airways began flights to Kuwait for the first time since Iraq invaded Kuwait in Aug1990 on 16Feb2013
Aircraft : B.707 | B.727-200 | B.737-200 | B.747-200 | B.747-400 | B.767-200 | DH Dragon Rapide | DH Trident | IL-76 | Tu-124 | Vickers Viscount

Iraqi Yatooma  added: 10Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Little is known about Iraqi Yatooma except it appeared to active in 2008 but has since ceased operating
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ishtar Air  last update: 10Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ishtar Air was founded in Mar2005 by a group of former Iraqi Airways pilots. It was an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, although it was a private Iraqi airline operating scheduled passenger services & ceased operations in Oct2009
Aircraft : Boeing 727-200Adv

Jupiter Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Korek Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Korek Airlines was established in 2006 and commenced operations in Apr2006. Ceased operations within a month and the aircraft was returned to the lessor on 26May2006
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kurdistan Airlines  last update: 10Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kurdistan Airlines was founded in 2004. First flight of Kurdistan Airlines (Commercial Office of Kurdistan Region Iraq (L.L.C)) landed in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan on 21Jul2005
Aircraft : Boeing 747-100 | B.737-200

Magnolia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mesopotamia Air  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : MPJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mesopotamia Air was founded in 2006 operating scheduled flights from Sulaimaniyah International Airport
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sawan Airlines  last update: 26Oct2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : The first flight of Sawan Airlines was from London's Stansted Airport to Erbil took place on 26Oct2005. The airline operated flights from Stansted Airport to Erbil, which is the regional capital of Kurdistan, Iraq, and also from London, Stockholm, and Copenhagen to Erbil
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tigris Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tigris Air was a charter airline based in Baghdad
Aircraft : Nil at this time

United Iraqi Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Zagros Air  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2005 - 2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Zagros Air >ZagrosJet
Comments : Zagrosjet takes its name from the Zagros Mountains. It was established in Oct2005 by Zagros Group under the name Zagros Air prior to launch. The carrier, a joint venture between Turkey's Atlasjet Airlines (KK, Antalya) and Northern Iraqi consortium Zagros Group, said the move was to avoid being confused with Zagros Airlines (Iran)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ZagrosJet  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : Z4 : GZQ
Genealogy : Zagros Air >ZagrosJet
Comments : Zagrosjet takes its name from the Zagros Mountains. It was established in Oct2005 by Zagros Group under the name Zagros Air prior to launch. The carrier, a joint venture between Turkey's Atlasjet Airlines (KK, Antalya) and Northern Iraqi consortium Zagros Group, said the move was to avoid being confused with Zagros Airlines (Iran)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Zozik Air  last update: 10Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2017*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zozik Air was a private charter operator which was founded in 2005. It launched operations on 15May2006. It operated direct flights linking Sulaymania, Kurdistan, with the city of Munich, Germany. Appears to be ACMI only. Suspect it may have stopped operating
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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