Iraq loses 1,000 flights per day in the World Cup in Qatar due to the failure of the Ministry of Transport
The source told Shafaq News Agency, "At a time when the neighboring countries of Iraq are working to provide air navigation services in their airspace with the highest international standards and are cooperating and constantly seeking to attract airlines to use their airspace, as Saudi Arabia did in reducing transit fees for its airspace on the occasion of the 2022 World Cup that will be held In Qatar next October, at this time, we find the General Company for Air Navigation Services moving against the higher interests of Iraq.”
He added, "After the Air Navigation Company missed the opportunity to increase the air flow in our airspace during (Dubai Expo), the Air Navigation Company has been marketing lies to polish the image of the false air flow, which was expected to reach 1800 aircraft in Iraq per day during the upcoming World Cup events, while The mismanagement of the company and the Ministry of Transport reduced the number of planes in transit at the height of the World Cup so that it does not exceed 800 planes only, considering that "this represents the real failure of the Ministry of Transport in managing the air navigation file."
The source explained that "the Air Navigation Company has announced that it is holding meetings with the International Federation of Air Carriers (IATA) in order to increase the air flow, and this company does not know that the air flow has been resolved, and that the airlines know exactly the number of flights required to meet the demand." .
According to the source, "these companies developed their plans through a quick response from the neighboring countries of Iraq," noting that "Iraq's airspace will not get more than 800 flights per day at best, and thus Iraq lost more than 1,000 aircraft per day due to the mismanagement of the Ministry of Transport for this." file and not allow international expertise to help Iraq.
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