Minister of Transport announces an increase in passage of aircraft through Iraqi airspace

  • 25-10-2021, 17:06
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    Transport Minister Nasser Al-Shibli,today, Monday,announced an increase in the number of planes passing through Iraqi airspace, while setting the date for the arrival of two new ships to Iraqi ports.

    Al-Shibli told the Iraqi News Agency, "The Federal Aviation Organization has imposed a ban on Iraqi airspace at all altitudes during the war against Daesh, as it requested an altitude of 32,000 feet for the plane, and this increases airlines high costs in terms of fuel and others," emphasizing, that "after Efforts have been made to cancel part of the warning, which in turn will reflect on an increase in revenues for the state and the Air Navigation Company.

    He added, "The number of aircraft passing through Iraqi airspace has now reached from 300 to 350, and we hope that it will reach 900 aircraft, as it was in 2013 and 2014."