Posted on: 16 December 2015 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has added Arab Wings and its joint venture partner, Iraq Gate, to its list of CRJ Series aircraft owners and operators.
In March 2015, Iraq Gate commenced service with its first CRJ200 before adding two further aircraft of the type to its fleet in the following months. The carrier will initially operate the aircraft, which were acquired by Arab Wings from a third party, on several domestic routes from Baghdad before introducing further domestic and international flights within and from Iraq.
“The excellent economics of the CRJ200 regional jet are ideally suited to meet the increasing transportation demands of Iraq's active oil and gas sector,” commented Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh, CEO of Arab Wings. “As the first business jet operator in Iraq, Iraq Gate is now benefitting from the addition of the dependable and reliable CRJ200 regional jet as it offers scheduled, charter and ad hoc services throughout the country.”
“The CRJ200 aircraft enables Iraq Gate to offer our VIP clients and executives increased flexibility, superb range and an exceptional flying experience," added Sameer Hdairis, manager of business development for Arab Wings.
“Bombardier is thrilled that Arab Wings and Iraq Gate have joined more than 60 airlines and over 60 corporate customers that fly our CRJ Series aircraft around the world,” remarked John Kassis, VP sales Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CRJ Series aircraft have been instrumental in revolutionising regional route networks, and we are confident that the CRJ200 aircraft will be the optimal solution for Arab Wings and Iraq Gate's expansion plans.”