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Iraq Air Service or IAS launched after Iraqi Airways ceased operations. IAS began operations on September 18, 2014.

Iraq Air Service
Founded
July 3, 2014
Commenced Operations
September 18, 2014
Hubs
Baghdad Airport
Company Slogan
Iraq's favourite airline
Headquarters
Baghdad
Key People
Mohammed Al-Husseini (CEO, September 2014-December 2014), Naseefa Mustafa (CEO, December 2014-June 2016, Yusuf Sameer (CEO, June 2016-Present)


History Edit

On September 18, 2014, Mohammed Al-Husseini opened Iraq Air Service with a used Boeing 747-300. In November, the airline was ranked as a 2-star airline, according to Skytrax.

Fleet Edit

Airplane # operated # of passeners Notes
Boeing 747-300 1 16J/480Y Plans to be retired in 2020; replacement is 747-8i, dependant on sanctions.
Boeing 747-200 2 44J/416Y To be retired by 2020; replacement is 747-8i, dependant on sanctions.
Tupolev 214 3 (1 order) 10J/172Y
Airbus A310-300 3 14J/230Y n/a
Boeing 717-200 1 6J/114Y Carries Iraq Air Express livery
Boeing 747-8i 3 48J/515Y delivery in 2019, dependent on sanctions

Historical Fleet Edit

Airplane # operated # of passengers Notes Dates Operated
Boeing 747-200 1 40J/370Y Leased from Transaero; scrapped upon return to Transaero September 2014-March 2015
Douglas DC-9-50 2 10J/118Y Used until Tupolev 214 was delivered. September 2014-July 2015
Boeing 717-200 1 6J/114Y Destroyed on ground at Baghdad Airport by terrorists. 1 717 remains in serivce. September 2014-November 2014

Incidents & Accidents Edit

November 3, 2014 - A Boeing 717-200 was destroyed on the ground at Baghdad International Airport by terrorists launching a missile. The plane was empty at the time and there were no injuries.

April 19, 2015 - An Airbus A310-300 was fired on by machine guns upon landing, the plane landed safely without injuries.

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