Iraqi Airways

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Iraqi Airways is the flag carrier of the Iraq. It began in 1945. It's first flight was to Syria in January 1946.[1] It bought its first jet aircraft in the 1960s. They allowed the airline to add flights to cities in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.[2] During the 1970s, it began its first flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.[3] In 1991, when Iraq invaded Kuwait, all of its planes were grounded by the United Nations. A few years later, they allowed the airline to operate a few domestic flights. The airline was allowed to resume international flights 12 years later on May 30, 2003, after the War in Iraq ended.[4] In 2015, the European Union banned the airline from flying there.[5]

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  1. "Iraqi Airways". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. "Iraqi Airways - History". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. "Iraqi Airways plans to fly to America, and several European cities and plans to implement e-booking". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. "Arab Aviation > Country Briefs > Iraq > Iraqi Airways". Archived from the original on 24 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  5. Batchelor, Tom (11 August 2015). "Iraqi airline banned from flying over ENTIRE EU airspace after safety breach claims". Retrieved 31 January 2017.