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Vnukovo International Airport and Iraqi Airways Celebrate Five Years of Successful Cooperation

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Today, Vnukovo Airport and Iraqi Airways celebrate five years of successful cooperation. On September 17, 2017, the carrier made its first regular passenger flight to our airport from Baghdad (BGW) to Moscow (VKO). Since then, Iraqi Airways transported 38,608 passengers and performed 476 turnaround flights. Currently, flights from Moscow to Baghdad are operated 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Iraqi Airways is the country’s national carrier. It’s the oldest one in the Middle East and the largest airline in Iraq. It is a member of the Arab Air Carrier’s Organization (AACO) and based at Baghdad International Airport (BGW). Fleet of Iraqi Airways consists of modern aircraft with regular flights being performed on Airbus A321, Boeing 737-800 and other airplanes.

Vnukovo International Airport congratulates the airline on 5 years of productive collaboration and wishes further development, increasing number of flights on the existing route and opening of new destinations.

Vnukovo International Airport is one of the largest air transport facilities in Russia. The airport handles about 200,000 flights of Russian and foreign airlines annually. Its network covers the whole territory of Russia as well as near and far-abroad countries, Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. In 2019, Vnukovo International Airport broke a historical record and served more than 24 million passengers which is 11,7% or 2.5 million passengers more than in 2018. Vnukovo airport terminal with a total area of about 300,000 square meters is able to handle up to 35 million passengers per year. Vnukovo International Airport is the only airport in Russia to have received Letter of Commendation from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for labor achievements and high performance. Moreover, Vnukovo Airport was recognized as the Best International Airport by Air Gateway of Russia award and Best Airport: overcoming challenges 2020 at National Aviation Infrastructure Show (NAIS) for three consecutive years.