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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 makes up modern Iraq. Baghdd is the country's capital and largest city

 

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January 9, 2016Tigris Air was a charter airline based in Baghdad & operated 2005 - 2009 [added]
January 9, 2016Korek Airlines commenced operations in April 2006 but ceased operations within a month  [status change]
January 9, 2016Fly Iraquna operated from 2006 - 2008 [added]
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

Air Baghdad

(2003)Began?

Air Baghdad was formed by South African businessman, Peter Henderson in 2003

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Air Kurdistan

(2009)Began?

 

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AlNaser Airlines

2009 - dateActive

AlNaser Airlines operations started on 15Jul2009

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Al-Rafedain Falcon Airlines

2015 - dateActive

Al-Rafedain Falcon Airlines has taken delivery of its first of two Il-76TDs

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Azmar Air

2005* - dateActive

Azmar Air was founded in 2005

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Bin Fimas Airlines

(2006)Began?

 

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Fly Baghdad

2015 - dateActive

Fly Baghdad started operations on 15Jul2015 with three Flights To Erbil

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Fly Erbil

2016 >Planned

Fly Erbil is intending to start operations in early 2016

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Fly Iraquna

2006 - 2008Inactive

 

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IPTC (Iraq Petroleum Transport Company)

1947* - 1961*Status?

 

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Iraqi Airways

1946 - dateActive

Iraqi Airways was founded in 1945 as a department of the Iraqi State Railways. Started operations on 28Jan1946 & international on 14Jun1946

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Ishtar Air

2005 - 2010*Inactive

Ishtar Air was founded in 2005 & now appears to have ceased operations

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Jupiter Airlines

(2005)Began?

 

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Korek Airlines

2006 - 2006Inactive

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

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Kurdistan Airlines

2005 - 2010*Inactive

First flight of Kurdistan Airlines (Commercial Office of Kurdistan Region Iraq (L.L.C)) landed in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan on 21Jul2005

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Magnolia

2008 - 2012Inactive

 

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Mesopotamia Air

2007 - 2008Inactive

Mesopotamia Air was founded in 2006

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Sawan Airlines

2005 - 2006*Inactive

The first flight of Sawan Airlines was from London's Stansted Airport to Erbil took place on 26Oct2005

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Tigris Air

2005 - 2009Inactive

Tigris Air was a charter airline based in Baghdad

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United Iraqi Airlines

(2004)Began?

 

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Zagros Air

2013 - 2013Renamed

Zagrosjet takes its name from the Zagros Mountains. It was established in Oct2005 by Zagros Group under the name Zagros Air prior to launch

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ZagrosJet

2013 - dateActive

Zagrosjet takes its name from the Zagros Mountains. It was established in Oct2005 by Zagros Group under the name Zagros Air prior to launch

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Zozik Air

2006* - 2007*Status?

 

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