Al-Naser Airlines (MHK, Baghdad) has reportedly begun wet-leasing an MD-82 belonging to Aviatrans K (KI, Kiev Igor Sikorsky). The Iraqi carrier recently used the aircraft to launch new flights to Tbilisi and plans to use it for the duration of summer. Planned routes include Najaf to Tbilisi, Basrah to Tbilisi and Baghdad to Tbilisi. Al-Naser Airlines has the distinction of being the first private airline to operate in the history of Iraq.