13-Aug-2013 1:53 PM

Iraqi Airways takes delivery of first 737-800

Iraqi Airways received (12-Aug-2013) the first of 30 Boeing 737-800s ordered in 2008. The remaining aircraft are expected to be delivered by 2017. Iraq's Minister of Transportation Hadi Al Ameri said, "The Next-Generation 737-800 will play a key role in helping us modernize our fleet and integrate into the regional and international commercial aviation system." Following the delivery, Iraqi Airways has 29 737-800s and 10 787s on order. [more - original PR - Boeing] [more - original PR - Iraqi Airways]