European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has lifted a ban that was imposed in Iraqi Airways on in August, 2015. The ban prohibited any Iraqi Airways flights from entering EU airspace. This ban was enforced after EASA found examples of international aviation safety standards violations by the airlines. Prior to the ban, Iraqi Airways regularly operated from London and Berlin as well as Sweden.
Iraq Transport Minister Kadhim al-Hamami confirmed that the airline has been removed from the black list but it will monitored for safety standards in the coming months. The ban had hampered communication between Iraq and Europe and a large number of Iraqi nationals were stranded in EU after the initial enforcement of the ban.