Iraqi Airways takes delivery of its first A220-300

Middle East carrier ordered five Airbus aircraft as part of fleet renewal plan

Owner of one of the oldest aircraft fleets in the Middle East, Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of its first A220-300.

The Airbus aircraft was delivered from Mirabel plant in Canada and is the first of five ordered by the carrier.

Iraqi’s new jet is configured with 132 seats, 12 in business class and 120 in economy class. With it, the airline will be the first in the region to have the aircraft developed by Bombardier, but which transferred its commercial rights to Airbus.

Until the arrival of the A220, Iraqi Airways’ newest aircraft was the Boeing 737-800, with an average age of seven years in its 14-aircraft fleet.

The airline also has six other Airbus planes (three A320, two A321 and one A330-200) relatively recent. On the other hand, Iraqi still has in operation two Boeing 747-400s and a 767-300 with more than 20 years in service.

Airbus did not reveal when the remaining four A220-300s will be delivered.

Iraqi Airways A220-300