The Iraqi government announced on Thursday that Iraqi Airways received a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will be the flag carrier’s new-technology wide-body aircraft.
Iraqi Airways ordered 10 planes of the same type from Boeing to profitably develop its network and connect Iraq to more international destinations.
The new airplane comes in a dual-class configuration, with 1-2-1 flatbed seating in business class and a nine-abreast configuration in economy, according to Business Traveller News.
Business Traveller News explained that Iraqi Airways currently serves more than 50 destinations from Baghdad and is expanding and renewing its fleet to support the anticipated increase in international business and leisure travel to and from the country.
Iraq is seeing increased stability and economic growth, with the country’s annual gross domestic product growth rate expected to reach seven percent by the end of 2023, Business Traveller News added.
Additionally, Iraqi Airways is working on developing its fleet because, according to reports, air traffic in the Middle East is witnessing a more than 40 percent increase compared to 2022.
Boeing revealed in a statement that the 787-8 Dreamliner can fly 248 passengers up to 7,305 nautical miles (13,530 kilometers) in a typical two-class configuration.
Using 25 percent less fuel and creating 25 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces, the 787 family has reduced more than 141 billion pounds of carbon emissions since entering service in 2011, according to Boeing.
Boeing mentioned that it designed the 787 family with superior efficiency, which allows airlines to profitably open new routes to fly people directly where they’d like to go in exceptional comfort.
Passengers enjoy many improvements with the 787 family such as the largest windows of any jet; air that is more humid and pressurized at a lower cabin altitude for greater comfort; large overhead bins with room for everyone’s bag; soothing LED lighting; and technology that senses and counters turbulence for a smoother ride, Boeing added.
Source : Iraqi News