Iraqi Airways Company, operating as Iraqi Airways, also known as Air Iraq, is the national carrier of Iraq. It operates domestic and regional service. Its main base is Baghdad International Airport.
Iraqi Airways was founded in 1945 as a department of the Iraqi State Railways and started operating in 1946. In 1960 the airline became independent from the railway company. Iraqi Airways operated the first domestic commercial scheduled service since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2005. In November 2005, Iraqi Airways operated a flight from Baghdad to Tehran, Iran, for the first time in twenty-five years.