Iraqi Airways plans to develop its capabilities and keep up with international companies through the open door of the investment and hire a modern transport aircraft for passengers, said a statement by the Ministry of Transport.
According to a statement posted on the ministry website on Monday that "Iraqi Airways one of the formations and the Department of Transportation, plans to modernize and develop the fleet of aircraft and through communication with many world air companies about renting modern aircraft commensurate with the airline operated by the company."
The statement added that "This move came after the company's eagerness to re-conduct of flights and opening up to various airports in the world." The statement stressed that the company will "open the door of investment and activation of the system of joint operation with specialized international companies and therefore will provide better services for travelers valued customers." It will act in accordance with the principle of the first test of the investment company, according to official sources confirmed the AFP.
The Iraqi Airways between the oldest airlines in the Middle East, and was formed in 1938 and turned into a government institution in the January 29, 1946. The company faced significant challenges in their work because of the stoppage of work completely in January 1991 after the invasion of Kuwait, but resumed its activities in a limited way represented only domestic flights in August 2000, according to company sources. After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the company decided to engage in international flights and the first was in October 2004 to Amman and then to Tehran. The airline has contracted with the company, "Boeing" on the purchase of 55 modern aircraft that received successively in the coming years.