Flights from Iraq to Moscow, Kuwait and Tehran to resume soon, Minister of Transport Kadhim Finjan al-Hamami announced on Sunday.
In a statement, al-Hamami said that an agreement was reached between Iraqi Civil Aviation and its Russian counterpart to resume flights between Baghdad and Moscow after a hiatus of 13 years.
This will allow Iraqi passengers to travel to Russia on business, for tourism or treatment, he noted.
He also pointed out that a flight route will be established from Basra International Airport to Kuwait city within the framework of bolstering bilateral relations and facilitating the movement of passengers between the two countries.
Another flight route will be established from Basra Airport to Tehran to meet the needs of southern governorates’ passengers, he further stated.
He added that discussions were under way with many countries to establish flight routes from Baghdad to world capitals.