Fly Baghdad
فلاي بغداد
IATA ICAO Callsign
IF[1] FBA[1] FLY BAGHDAD[2]
Founded15 July 2014[3]
Commenced operations14 Feb 2017
AOC #ICAA 007
HubsBaghdad International Airport
Fleet size11
Destinations24
HeadquartersBaghdad International Airport, Iraq infront of Karbala terminal
Key peopleCEO Basheer al-Shabbani
Employees600
Websitewww.flybaghdad.net

Fly Baghdad was a private Iraqi airline, headquartered in Baghdad,[4] with flights based at Baghdad International Airport. The airline restarted its operations on 14 February 2017.[5] Fly Baghdad has 1 Boeing B737-700, 5 B737-800, 3 B737-900ER, 1 CRJ-200 and 1 CRJ-900 with an average aircraft age of approximately fifteen years. After the dissolution of old board, the new management rebuilt the company again. The company slogan is Less Price... More Flights. Flights to the European Union have been banned in November 2023, due to safety concerns.[6]

In January 2024, U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Fly Baghdad and its CEO for providing assistance to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and its proxy groups in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon by transporting fighters and weapons.[7][8] Fly Baghdad has canceled flights on all routes and suspended operations effective January 25, 2024.[9]

Destinations

Fly Baghdad is flying to the following destinations:[10]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Armenia Yerevan Yerevan International Airport
Azerbaijan Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport [11]
Belarus Minsk Minsk National Airport Terminated
Egypt Cairo Cairo International Airport
Georgia Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport [12]
India Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Airport [13]
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
Iran Mashhad Mashhad International Airport
Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport [14]
Iraq Baghdad Baghdad International Airport Base
Basra Basra International Airport
Erbil Erbil International Airport
Najaf Al Najaf International Airport
Jordan Amman Queen Alia International Airport
Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Pakistan Karachi Jinnah International Airport
Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport
Russia Moscow Vnukovo International Airport [15]
Saudi Arabia Medina Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport
Syria Aleppo Aleppo International Airport
Damascus Damascus International Airport
Tunisia Tunis Tunis–Carthage International Airport
Turkey Ankara Ankara Esenboğa Airport
Antalya Antalya Airport
Istanbul Istanbul Airport
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport

Fleet

Fly Baghdad Boeing 737 landing.

Fly Baghdad operates the following aircraft as of November 2023:[16]

Fly Baghdad fleet
Aircraft In service Order Passengers
Boeing 737-700 1 148
Boeing 737-800 5 189
Boeing 737-900ER 1[17] 215
Bombardier CRJ200ER 1 50
Bombardier CRJ-900 1 ?
Total 8

References

  1. ^ a b "Fly Baghdad". ch-aviation. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  2. ^ "7340.2F with Change 1 and Change 2 and Change 3" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 15 October 2015. p. 3-1-43. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Introduction to Fly Baghdad Airline - Company Introduction". Archived from the original on 17 October 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  4. ^ "FAQs." Fly Baghdad. Retrieved on December 18, 2017. "Where is the company address ? Our company is located in Baghdad Karada Kharij Hurriya Square Main Street to Sedat Al-Hindia." Arabic: "ما هو عنوان شركتكم؟ عنوان شركتنا في بغداد Baghdad International Airport مطار بغداد الدولي مقابل صالة كربلاء."
  5. ^ "Iraq's Fly Baghdad suspends operations". ch-aviation. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  6. ^ "European Commission updates EU Air Safety List and bans Fly Baghdad from flying in the European Union". Aviation24.be. 30 November 2023.
  7. ^ "U.S. Sanctions Iraqi Airline For Supporting Iranian-Backed Militias". 22 January 2024.
  8. ^ "Treasury Targets Kata'ib Hizballah Leaders and Airline Enabling IRGC-QF and Militant Proxy Groups". U.S. Department of the Treasury (Press Release). 22 January 2024.
  9. ^ Casey, David (26 January 2024). "Fly Baghdad Suspends Operations". Aviation Week.
  10. ^ "Search Flight". flybaghdad.net.
  11. ^ "FlyBaghdad Adds Baghdad – Baku From mid-Nov 2023". AeroRoutes. 17 November 2023. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  12. ^ "Fly Baghdad Schedules August 2023 Tbilisi Launch". AeroRoutes. 11 August 2023. Retrieved 13 August 2023.
  13. ^ "FLYBAGHDAD SCHEDULES NAJAF – AHMEDABAD FROM MAY 2023". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  14. ^ "Flightradar24".[full citation needed]
  15. ^ "AACO | Fly Baghdad to launch Baghdad-Moscow Vnukovo service". AACO: Arab Air Carriers Organization - الإتحاد العربي للنقل الجوي. 6 March 2023. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  16. ^ "Our fleet". flybaghdad.net.
  17. ^ "Iraq's Fly Baghdad adds first B737-900". ch-aviation.com.