Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, resumed regular flights to Moscow after a 17-year-break.
On September 17th 2017, a plane performing a flight from Baghdad landed at the Moscow-Vnukovo airport. The aircraft has been welcomed with a traditional water salute at the apron.
Iraqi Airways is planning to operate two weekly flights to Moscow on Wednesdays and Sundays. The arrival at Moscow-Vnukovo airport is scheduled at 12:45, while the departure is at 14:00, respectively. The planned aircraft type to be operated on this route is Boeing 737-800.
The official ceremony celebrating the airline’s resumption of flights to Russia was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Russian Federation His Excellency Haidar Mansour Hadi.
Currently, Iraqi Airways is operating a very diverse fleet portfolio of aircraft: Airbus A320, A321, A330, Boeing 737, 747, 767, 777, as well as CRJ-900. Iraqi Airways’ list of orders includes 16 Boeing 737-800, 2 Boeing 777-200, 10 Boeing 787-8, as well as 6 Bombardier CS300.
The airline is planning to launch regular flights to two further cities in Russia, St. Petersburg and Sochi, in the near future.