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International airlines resume flights to Erbil

International airlines resume flights to Erbil
A group of airlines has announced on Saturday the resumption of flights to  Erbil International Airport after lifting the flight ban imposed on Kurdistan region.

Austrian Airlines, German ِِAirlines Luftansa, Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Qatar Airways are scheduled to start their flights to Erbil next week, a statement read.

On 19 March, the first Saudi aircraft arrived in Erbil. On the same day, the plane returned carrying a group of pilgrims.

First Flydubai flight carrying 100 passengers arrived at Arbil International Airport in March 19 and then took off from Erbil to Dubai carrying 164 passengers.

On March 15, 2018, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the reopening of Sulaymaniyah and Erbil airports after completing legal and constitutional procedures with federal supervision over the two airports after a five-month ban.

Baghdad imposed a flight ban on Kurdistan Region on 29 September last, among other series of actions, in response to holding an independence referendum on the 25th of September 2017.

Last Modified: Saturday، 24 March 2018 01:29 PM