Iraqi Airways, the country’s primary carrier, has received the first of five A220-300 planes from Mirabel, Canada. Iraqi Airways will be one of the first carriers in the Middle East to fly the A220 once it enters service.
Iraqi Airways will benefit from the A220’s outstanding technological, economic, and environmental capabilities. The A220-300 of Iraqi Airways has a new and extremely comfortable dual-class cabin with 132 seats: 12 in business class and 120 in economy. The cutting-edge aircraft will be a key component of Iraqi Airways’ fleet renewal and modernization strategy.
The A220 is the sole aircraft designed specifically for the 100-150 seat market, including cutting-edge aerodynamics, innovative materials, and Pratt & Whitney’s PW1500G geared turbofan engines. The A220 is a fantastic aircraft for regional and long-distance routes operations, with a 50% decreased noise footprint and up to 25% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, as well as roughly 50% lower NOx emissions than industry requirements.
Over 180 A220s had been delivered to 13 operators from Asia, North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East as of the end of November 2021, demonstrating the adaptability of Airbus‘ new generation single-aisle family member.