You can get nonstop flights from Baghdad to Washington every three weeks. I didn't.

EgyptAir’s Baghdad to Washington route

Egypt Air flies from Cairo to Washington via Baghdad every three weeks. The carrier has a nonstop flight from Cairo to Washington. This flight has a schedule.

The Cairo to Baghdad flight arrives at 6:55AM and the Baghdad to Washington flight arrives at 3PM.

Washington to Baghdad arrives at 2:10PM and Baghdad to Cairo arrives at 3:20PM.

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EgyptAir’s Washington to Baghdad route

The flights to Washington and Baghdad operate on Mondays and Tuesdays, respectively. The Boeing 787-9 is EgyptAir's flagship plane and it has 309 seats, including 30 business class seats and 27 economy class seats.

Why does EgyptAir fly from Baghdad to Washington?

The service between Baghdad and Washington is not available to the public. You won't find these tickets on EgyptAir's website or online travel agencies, and the flight number is different than the ones they use for long haul service

I haven't figured out why Egypt Air operates this service.

  • Presumably this is intended to carry passengers and/or cargo between the capital of the United States and the capital of Iraq; this could include contractors, diplomats, etc.
  • I’m not sure why EgyptAir is operating this service — perhaps it’s because EgyptAir was one of the few airlines willing to operate this, and/or offered the best price to the charter operator
  • Typically US government employees and contractors have to fly with US airlines (either a US airline directly, or a codeshare from a US airline on another airline), though I’d assume that’s not at play for this service

I want to open this up to OMAAT readers so that they can learn more about this fascinating charter flight. There is a flight between Cairo and Baghdad. What party is behind the charter and who is taking this flight? Is it always fully filled? I think I'm not the only one who would be curious to know.

Iraqi Airways had a plan to start flights from Baghdad to Washington. That didn't happen

Bottom line

One of the most interesting regularly scheduled services to the United States is the Egypt Air charter from Baghdad to Washington. I am aware that this is a charter flight and that it is intended to carry officials from Iraq to the US, but I don't know much else.

I would love to know more about this service.

What do you think about this service?

The tip was given to David.