The Ministry of Transport unveiled on Monday its plan to expand the air fleet, while announcing the start of moving the hangar out of the cities.
"The ministry is taking measures to inspect and scrutinize materials through ports and if the materials are licensed to enter," Transport Minister Nasser al-Shabli told The Iraqi News Agency (INA).
"The ministry has begun moving many hangars from inside and outside cities, particularly in Basra, Nasiriyah, Samawah and Baghdad provinces, as well as building a hangar outside the cities in agreement with the governors," he said.
"The ministry's plan to expand the air fleet and increase the number of airplanes, through a 40 airplanes contract with Boeing company, among which 13 are received , and during the current month the ministry will receive another airplane, in addition to a contract with E Airbus to receive two airplanes and it is hoped that by the end of this year the number of airplanes available will be 35," he said.
"The ministry has six ships and there is an intention to build two ships, but the contracts are suspended until the next government is formed," al-Shabli said.