Iraq sells jets stuck in Jordan for 19 years

06 October 2010

Six aircraft are at Queen Alia International Airport

Five Boeing passenger jets have been put up for sale by Iraqi Airways after being stranded in Jordan for 19 years, AFP has reported. “Iraqi Airways wants to sell three Boeing 727-200s and two Boeing 707s which are currently located at the Queen Alia International Airport,” an advertisement in Arabic Al-Rai daily said. Six Iraqi Airways planes have been grounded in Jordan since UN sanctions were imposed on Iraq following its invasion of Kuwait in 1990. The airline gave no indication of the status of the sixth aircraft.

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