Over safety fears, all direct flights from Manchester to Iraq have been suspended.
Iraqi Airways has been banned by the European Aviation Watchdog as the airline fails to comply with safety standards, and as result their permit to fly has been retracted.
This results in the airline being forbidden to fly into European airspace.
The airline had intended to sub out the route to other European airlines until they meet with EU safety compliance; however this has proven more difficult than initially thought. Therefore, as yet, no replacement has been appointed.