The passage of aircraft in Iraqi airspace increases the revenues of the Aviation Authority
Baghdad / Zahraa al-Jassim
The rate of traffic through Iraqi airspace has increased significantly after the lifting of the warning by the FAA, especially as Iraq's geographical location is important and attracts the Gulf countries and the region.
The Ministry of Transport announced last Friday the signing of the contract with the Iraqi "IATA", noting that it will be an important economic factor contributes to the recovery of the country's economy.
Director of Relations and Information at the Civil Aviation Authority, Abbas Al-Khafaji, said in an interview with Al-Mada: "Around 500 aircraft from all over the world, including the countries of the region, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, Iran, Turkey, Bahrain and the UAE, We receive every $ 375 from Iraq, but the final contract with IATA will cost us $ 500 per plane, which will take place four months after the contract. He added:
Al-Khafaji confirms that the revenue from the collection of aircraft will be about $ 7 million per month, and that this contract will be a great service to the Iraqi economy, especially as the Iraqi civil aviation, in 2017 a quantum leap in revenues compared to previous years, JD, adding: The contract for the collection of wages will have a reflection on the Iraqi Airways, which will be a catalyst for the sympathy of European countries to open their airspace to the Iraqi national carrier through the opening of lines with us the countries of the European Union, which was previously reluctant to deal with Iraq, :
The Ministry of Transport said in a statement that "the technical agent of the Ministry of Transport, head of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority, Abbas Amran Mousa, has signed a contract to collect the fees for the transit of aircraft to Iraqi airspace with the official of IATA International representative of companies operating in the air transport sector Mohammed As this is the first contract of its kind, which entails the task of collecting the transit of Iraqi airspace to all airlines across the airspace in return for the provision of administrative services to Iraq.
For his part, said Moussa, "The conclusion of this contract came to provide safe and regular air transport, and is also an important economic factor contributes to the recovery of the country's economy."
Economists have called on the Ministry of Transport to speed up the maintenance of radars at airports and borders to maintain the work of the Aviation Authority and ensure the passage of aircraft across Iraqi airspace, especially as Iraq is characterized by its geographical location linking the East and West and through its airspace passing foreign aircraft to shorten time and fuel.