Zagrosjet, which was established by Turkish Atlasjet and Kurdish Zagros Group in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, will begin flight operations on Oct. 2. The airline's maiden flight will be to the Turkish capital of Ankara.
Atlasjet is expanding by establishing airlines abroad and will base Zagrosjet flights from Arbil. Zagrosjet is the first and only Kurdish air carrier. The initial flights of the airline will be to Amman, Beirut, Stockholm, Ankara and Adana as the focus of the carrier will mostly be destinations in the Middle East, Turkey and Europe. The carrier will offer both business and economy class travel.
Zagrosjet was founded by the Zagros Group as Zagros Air in 2005 with the support of the Iraqi government and received final approval for operations from both the Turkish and Iraqi governments in 2013. The airline also has plans to focus on carrying pilgrims to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. In addition, the carrier will form its own academy to educate prospective employees and award pilot degrees.
Atlasjet CEO Murat Ersoy said on Monday that the company's growth strategy is different from other airlines and that it aims to export Turkey's potential in airline operations to other countries.
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