The Iraqi airline is planning flights from Vienna to Baghdad. After Austrian Airlines has continued to face their Baghdad flights “for operational reasons”, now another carrier on the route from Vienna could be active in the Iraqi capital. As Austrian Aviation Net has learned from well-informed circles, to Iraqi Airways are in the final planning to take the route. Thus, to be 737 performed three to four weekly flights with Airbus A320 or Boeing.
An official confirmation is still pending – a request to Iraqi Airways remained unanswered. The Vienna Airport spokesman Peter Kleemann knew nothing of the plans yet, just as his colleague Peter Thier of the AUA, with the theoretically a codeshare would be possible.
For Vienna, this would be after Jet2.com, Air China and Air Algerie the fourth “new” airline in 2014. For the Carrier from Iraq this would, however, not the first regular connection to Austria – already before the Gulf War, the airline was on the route Vienna – Baghdad (partly via Istanbul) go.
Founded originally in 1945 Iraqi Airways had to make after the Gulf War a multi-year involuntary break. It was only from 2003, regular flights were carried out again. In 2009 followed links to Europe.