Iraq Airways has expanded its existing Airbus fleet after taking delivery of its first widebody A330-200 aircraft.

The Iraqi national carrier will become a new operator of the A330 range of aircraft and already operates two A321 aircraft.

The new planes have 24 business and 264 economy seats and are powered by GE CF6-80 engines. They will be used on European routes including Germany, Austria and the UK.

Airbus has 1,200 orders on its books for various versions of the A330 model. More than 900 are in service with 90 operators across the globe.