Iraq takes big step to delivering future flight connectivity

Iraq will be supported on its journey to upgrade its civil aviation sector with the help of Lufthansa Consulting after an agreement was signed by the Ministry of Transport at the start of November 2016 to foster the country’s economic growth and develop a modern aviation industry.

The Iraqi Government and Lufthansa Consulting are continuing a longstanding relationship in order to further enhance the aviation system in Iraq. The country’s Ministry of Transport has now signed a comprehensive agreement for a long-term strategic advisory and implementation project that will focus on restructuring the national carrier Iraqi Airways and the civil aviation authority (ICAA) and on optimising Iraq’s airports.

The latest contract aims to implement the vision of the Ministry of Transport to strengthen the ICAA in accordance with international standards and best practices; to enable Iraqi Airways to become a leading carrier in the Middle East; to provide a global network for the Iraqi people and the international market and to transform Baghdad International Airport into a hub serving three continents.

Iraq’s Minister of Transport, H.E. Kadoum Finjan Al-Hamami, said: “This contract reflects the continuity of a long-lasting relationship between Iraq and Germany.” Lufthansa Consulting has been active in Iraq since 2008 and has already conducted several airport and airline projects in the country.

Richard Maslen

Richard Maslen has travelled across the globe to report on developments in the aviation sector as airlines and airports have continued to evolve and…