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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

Latest updates

 

March 23, 2017 

Fly Baghdad was reported as suspended operation in late 2016. Now appears to be Active again [status change]

March 23, 2017

Zozik Air appears to be active & ACMI only [status change]

March 22, 2017

Azmar Air started operations on Dec2005 but appears to have ceased operating [status change]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air Baghdad  updated in 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

Air Kurdistan   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Al-Naser Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : 6N : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Al-Naser Airlines was established in 2009 by Sheikh Hussein Al Khawam & started operations on 15Jul2009

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

Azmar Air  updated in 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

Bin Fimas Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Fly Baghdad  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

Fly Erbil   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Erbil is intending to start operations in early 2016

Fly Iraquna   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

IPTC (Iraq Petroleum Transport Company)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Iraqi Airways  updated in 2017

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

Ishtar Air  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ishtar Air was founded in 2005 & appreared to have ceased operations in Oct2009

Jupiter Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Kurdistan Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : First flight of Kurdistan Airlines (Commercial Office of Kurdistan Region Iraq (L.L.C)) landed in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan on 21Jul2005

Magnolia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Mesopotamia Air  updated in 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

Sawan Airlines   

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

Tigris Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

United Iraqi Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Zagros Air  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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)

ZagrosJet  updated in 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)

Zozik Air  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zozik Air was a private charter operator which launched operations on 15May2006. It operated direct flights linking Sulaymania, Kurdistan, with the city of Munich, Germany. Appears to be ACMI only
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