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Erbil welcomes 1st Egyptian flight after 7-month halt

Erbil airport
Erbil Airport - File photo
EGYPTAIR operated Friday its first flight to the capital of Kurdistan Region in Iraq, Erbil, after a 7-month halt. 

The Egyptian national carrier will operate three flights per week to the Kurdish capital, on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. By mid September, the flights will increase to four per week, according to an insider source.

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

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: Friday، 13 April 2018 07:19 PM