Kurdistan Airlines

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Kurdistan Airlines
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Founded 2004
Hubs Erbil International Airport
Parent company Commercial Office of Kurdistan Region Iraq (L.L.C)
Headquarters Dubai, UAE
Key people Yahya M. Ali (General Manager)
Website http://www.kurdistanairlines.tripod.com/

Kurdistan Airlines was an Kurdish airline based in the United Arab Emirates.


The first flight of Kurdistan Airlines (Commercial Office of Kurdistan Region Iraq (L.L.C)) landed in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq on July 21, 2005 at 10:30 am (0630 GMT) carrying 46 Iraqi and Kurdish businessmen from Dubai, UAE.[1]

The establishment of Kurdistan Airlines was announced by a press release on 2 August 2005 by the Commercial Office of Kurdistan Region Iraq in Dubai, UAE.[2]

On 7 August 2005 Dnata Agencies was appointed General Sales Agent (GSA) for Kurdistan Airlines in the Persian Gulf region.[3]

The first Kurdistan Airlines revenue flight, flying from Frankfurt to Erbil arrived at Erbil airport at 6:30 a.m on September 20, 2005 with 40 passengers on board.[4]

On July 14, 2006 it was reported that a Kurdistan Airlines aircraft was stranded in Rafic Hariri International Airport Beirut, Lebanon during the Israeli-Lebanese conflict in August 2006.[5]

As of 2010, the airline had no aircraft and thus is now inactive.


The company's headquarters were located at Warba Centre in Dubai, UAEDubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry


As of December 2010, Kurdistan Airlines had formerly owned one Boeing 737-200 aircraft, however it has since been re-registered with Imperial Jet, effectively rendering the airline inactive.


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