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Formed in 2005 and started operations in 2013. Regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.
Shaqlawa Street, Shorish, Zagros Jet Building
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
IRAQ (REPUBLIC OF IRAQ): POPULATION: 23.6 MILLION. HAS 2ND LARGEST OIL RESERVES IN THE WORLD. ESTABLISHED IN 1913. COVERS AN AREA 0F 438,317 SQ KM. ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BAGHDAD. ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.
October 2005: ZagrosJet (GZQ) was established by the Zagros Group under the name Zagros Air (INE).
June 2013: Zagros Air (IZG) was licensed as an Air Carrier by the Ministry of Transportation – Iraq to perform scheduled and unscheduled flights for passenger and cargo.
A321-231 (1878, YI-AQU), EX-(TC-ATO), AtlasJet (ABE) leased.
August 2013: Zagros Air (GZQ) Iraq changed its name to ZagrosJet (GZQ) to avoid confusion with Zagros Airlines (IZG) of Iran.
September 2013: ZagrosJet (GZQ) is an airline headquartered in Erbil, capital of the autonomous region of Kurdistan, Iraq, which operates scheduled and unscheduled passenger and cargo jet airplane flights.
(IATA) Code: Z4. (ICAO) Code: GZQ - (Callsign - ZAGROSJET).
Parent organization/shareholders: Zagrosjet (GZQ) is partly owned by Turkish carrier, AtlasJet (ABE), and also has similar style branding.
Destinations: Adana; Amman; Ankara; Beirut; Diyarbakir; Gaziantep; Stockholm - Arlanda; and Tiblisi.
In 2014, ZagrosJet (GZQ) will commence Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage flights.
October 2013: Zagrosjet (GZQ), a new carrier based at Erbil (EBL) in Iraq, has begun operating. Initially (GZQ) will serve Adana (ADA) and Ankara (ESB) in Turkey, Beirut (BEY) in Lebanon, and Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) in Sweden.
Zagrosjet's first flight from Erbil to Stockholm Arlanda landed in the Swedish capital on October 11. The route will be served twice-weekly, on Mondays and Fridays using the airline's only airplane, an A321. SEE ATTACHED - - "IZG-A321 - 2013-10."
December 2013: Zagrosjet (GZQ) has added a further destination from its base at Erbil (EBL) in Iraq. On December 2nd, it launched thrice-weekly flights on the 970 km route to Amman (AMM) in Jordan using its A321. Competition on the route is provided by Royal Jordanian (RJA) (nine weekly flights), Iraqi Airways (IRQ) (three) and Royal Falcon (RFJ) (two).
May 2014: Atlasjet (UA) ((IATA) Code: UH, based at Lvov) has begun operating one of its two A320s (1213, UR-AJA), on behalf its parent, Atlasjet Airlines ((IATA) Code: KK, based at Antalya) (ABE). The A320 is used on flights between Istanbul Atatürk and Tbilisi.
AtlasJet's much vaunted May scheduled services launch date appears to have been delayed indefinitely as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Fellow Atlasjet (ABE) subsidiary, ZagrosJet ((IATA) Code: Z4, based at Erbil) (GZQ), is also wet-leasing one of its parent's A320-200s (2753, TC-ATM).
July 2014: Zagrosjet (GZQ) launched its eighth and ninth routes (and sixth and seventh into Europe) from Erbil (EBL), with services to Amsterdam (AMS) and Munich (MUC) started. The former commenced on June 26th, operating weekly (Thursdays), and faces direct competition from transavia.com (TAV), which offers the same weekly frequency. The latter was launched on June 28th, operates weekly (Saturdays), and faces direct competition from Germania (GER), which again offers the same weekly frequency. Both flights are operated by Zagrosjet (GZQ)’s 182Y-seat A320s.