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Iraq-Saudi Border Crossing Reopens after 30 years

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq-Saudi border crossing reopens after 30 years The Arar border crossing linking Iraq and Saudi Arabia has reopened for trade after a 30-year closure, Iraq’s border authority said Wednesday. The Saudi-Iraqi border… Read More

New Private Jet Service from Basra Airport

AIRSADA, the private jet charter company based in Istanbul, has announced new direct flights from Basra International Airport. Flying directly to airports around the world, including cities such as London, Paris, Milan, Moscow, and Quanzhou, the new service promises to help make private jet travel more accessible for Iraqi and international clients. Commenting on the… Read More

Alstom sign Letter of Intent for Baghdad Elevated Train

Alstom and the Iraqi Ministry of Transport sign a Letter of Intent for the implementation of the Baghdad Elevated Train An Alstom-led Consortium, together with its partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction, have signed a Letter of Intent with the Iraqi Ministry of Transport to define a framework for all the appropriate steps to accelerate the… Read More

Kuwaiti Firm to provide Passenger Services at Baghdad Airport

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has contracted Kuwait’s National Aviation Services (NAS) to upgrade and operate passenger-handling services and processes at the Baghdad International Airport. NAS will extend its expertise and resources at the Babylon and Samara passenger terminals as well as the international transit halls. NAS will also be responsible for the refurbishment… Read More

Baghdad Metro: Negotiations to Start with Alstom, Hyundai

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has authorised the Ministry of Transport to enter into negotiations with a consortium led by France’s Alstom and Hyundai of South Korea, regarding the Baghdad suspension railway project. The result of the negotiates are to be submitted to Cabinet for approval. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

New Shipping Service between Umm Qasr and Oman

By John Lee. ASYAD Group has announced that it has launched the first shipping line between Oman ports (Salalah, Duqm, Sohar) and Iraq’s Umm Qasr Port. According to the company, the new weekly service will open up new investment opportunities between Oman and Iraq, and provide options for import and export between the two countries… Read More

Iraq Revokes Permission for Special Arbaeen Flights

By John Lee. The Government of Iraq has reportedly revoked permission for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate special flights to Iraq for people intending to observe Arbaeen. The move is a consequence of Iraq’s decision to ban all foreign arrivals into Iraq, due to the spread of Covid-19. (Source: Dawn)

India creates Air Transport Bubble with Iraq

By John Lee. India has created an air bubble arrangement with Iraq. Indian and Iraqi carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Iraq and carry the following categories of persons on such flights: A. From India to Iraq i. Nationals/residents of Iraq; ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa… Read More