Al-Waeli added, "the wages of procurement contracts were concluded with the consent of the Cabinet, because they exceed the powers of the ministry, and a committee was formed at the level of ministers, attorneys, general directors and experts to examine the aircrafts."
The acting Minister of Transport said that "the first aircraft will arrive at the end of October 14th, while the second one will arrive at the end of next January."
Also, Al-Waeli said that his ministry has entered into another agreement with a French company for the purchase of modern aircrafts type (Turbo Probe) to be used for local flights.
He explained that the ministry had an agreement with the British Airways to reopen the air line between Baghdad and London for the conduct of flights between the two countries in the coming days, adding that "the ministry is working to increase the number of the weekly foreign flights on the lines of Istanbul- Beirut, as well as developing Iraqi airports, including Baghdad Airport." (Source)AlSabah