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One of Iraqi Airways' Boeing 747-200s at London Heathrow (Photo: Paul Nelhams from Shannon, Ireland (YIAGN) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Rehabilitating and Rebuilding Iraq’s Flag Carrier

Following the war in Iraq, national flag carrier Iraqi Airways was left with a war torn country and a fleet that showed its age. The carrier has seen their fleet of 17 fixed wing aircraft become grounded during the Invasion of Kuwait. Outside of a few domestic routes and pilgrimage flights to Mecca, Iraqi did not see a large amount of commercial operations in the 1990s. However, in May 2003, the carrier was¬†handed over to a new private firm called…