Baghdad,(AKnews) – Iraq’s Transport Ministry revealed on Thursday that it has signed a contract with a German company to buy 15 civilian aircraft to be received in Iraq by 2013, indicating that it plans to contract with international airlines to operate flights to the country on the condition that is truncated about 45% of the profits of flights for the benefit of Iraqi Airways.
The press secretary of the Iraqi Airways Akram Lahibi said Iraq has signed a contract with the German company Bionk to import 15 aircraft which would arrive in Iraq by 2013 after the solution has been reached between Iraq and Kuwait on the compensation of the airlines.
“Iraqi Airways has decided during the contract with the airlines civil prevent the use of older aircraft which are less than year industry for the year 2008 to upgrade the services of Iraqi Airways.” He said, “We plan to open all the airlines with the surrounding countries through the conclusion of temporary contracts and extended limited with the international airlines that are subject to deduction of 45% of the profits of those trips for the benefit of Iraqi Airways. “
According to Lahibi, discussions with the Kuwaiti side reached an advanced stage and a lot of legal obstacles that afflict the Iraqi Airways has been fully resolved, which will contribute to the establishment of an air fleet of Iraq with all countries of the world.
The Ministry of Transport has declared on January 17 the opening of three major air lines.
Iraqi has to pay Kuwait $1.2 billion as compensation for damaging 10 Kuwaiti airplanes during the invasion in 1990.
The Iraqi government has the financial compensation to Kuwait increased by $ 150 million, but that Kuwait is demanding one billion and 300 million dollars, claiming that they accrued interest.
In 2008, the Iraqi government has contracted with the Boeing Company of America to buy 40 new aircraft from 737 and 787 Dreamliners with purchase rights for an additional 15 aircraft to be delivered during 2013 and a total value of the contract amounted to $ 5.5 billion. The Iraqi government also signed a contract with a Canadian company to buy 10 aircraft CRJ900 medium-sized or regional levels with the right to buy 10 other aircraft in the future.
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