Airline

Iraqi Airways dissolved

May 27 -The Iraq government dissolved Iraqi Airways because of a decade long financial dispute which dates back to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of oil-rich neighbor Kuwait, the Transportation Ministry said on Wednesday.  Kuwait alleges that Iraqi Airways stole ten airplanes and millions of dollars worth of spare parts during the 1990 invasion and has long been demanding $1.2 billion in reparations. Kuwait has been trying to freeze the airline’s assets around the world.  

A Transportation Ministry spokesman said the airline will keep operating until it is fully dismantled, though he did not provide a timeframe.  Karim Al-Tamimi said “Iraq’s Cabinet decided to close Iraq Airways and announced its bankruptcy because the company doesn’t own any airplanes and the Kuwaiti government’s cases were raised against the company”

The government’s decision to dissolve the airline comes shortly after Kuwaiti lawyers tried to confiscate Iraq Airway’s airplane after its first commercial flight from Baghdad to London this month.  However, the plane could not be taken because it was owned by a Swedish company. Iraq Airways does not own aircraft and has operated by chartering them from other companies.
 

More Airline
Big jump in international passengers for Saudi Airlines
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 March 2019
New Istanbul airport starts operations
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Masjid Quba

Masjid Quba

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Masjid Quba is the first mosque in Islam and was constructed when the Prophet (PBUH) was migrating from Makkah to Madinah whilst he was accompanied by his close companion Abu Bakr (RA). Masjiq Quba has tremendous significance and the Prophet (PBUH) said that those who would perform two Rakahs in this Masjid would get rewards equivalent to that of an Umra.     ...

Disneyland Resort Paris

Disneyland Resort Paris

Paris, France

Disneyland’s Paris resorts, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, attract more than 15,000,000 visitors each year.  It is located 32km from central Paris in the town of Marne-la-Vallée.  The resort was built on the heels of Tokyo Disneyland’s success.  The site outside Paris was chosen because of its central location in Western Europe: 300,000,000 people are within a two ho...

Musee Matisse

Musee Matisse

Nice, France

Named after the artist Matisse, this museum holds a great collection of Matisse's works. Matisse died here in 1954 and most of his works were painted in the city. The most famous painting here is the potrait of Madame Matisse dated 1905. 164 av. des Arènes-de-Cimiez Timings: Wednesday to Monday  10.00 to 18.00 Admission: €  4 adults €  2.50 students Free fo...

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Prague, Czech Republic

The most popular walkway across the Vltava River that connects Mala Strana and Stare Mesto, the Charles Bridge is over 650 years old. However, a 100 million Kč renovation that began in 2007 and was due to end by 2008 stretched into 2009 so it may still be a bit crowded with sections being roped off to the public. If you rub the bronze plaque beneath the statue of St John, you will return to Prague...