Germany-based management consulting firm Lufthansa Consulting has entered a comprehensive agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Transport in order to revamp the country’s airports, its national carrier Iraqi Airways and its civil aviation authority (ICAA).

The new long-term deal includes the formulation of a strategic advisory and implementation project for the sector.

In addition, the deal will reinforce the ICAA in accordance with international standards and best practices, as well as allow Iraqi Airways to become a major airline in the Middle East.

The contract will also help transform the country’s Baghdad International Airport into a global hub serving three continents.

Lufthansa Consulting managing director Dr. Andreas Jahnke said: “Lufthansa Consulting is proud to be chosen as an implementer and strategic advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Transport with a view to modernising the aviation industry.

"Lufthansa Consulting is proud to be chosen as an implementer and strategic advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Transport."

“With our international expertise acquired over 40 years as an aviation consultancy and our commitment to integrity and compliance with international standards, we are well equipped to support the Iraqi authorities and institutions in enhancing the situation in the interests of the people of Iraq.”

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Since 2008, the company has conducted various airport and airline projects in Iraq.

Lufthansa Consulting currently offers professional support for military airports that are being converted into civil airports.

In June, the company took a delegation from Kauhava Airport, a former military airbase in Finland, to visit former US and German Air Force bases in Germany.

Image: Deal signing between Lufthansa Consulting and the Iraqi Government. Photo: courtesy of Lufthansa Consulting.