Lufthansa to resume flights to Baghdad

13 Jan 2010

Lufthansa is planning to resume scheduled flights to Baghdad as well as the northern Iraqi city of Erbil.

The German airline is keen to meet rising demand for air services into the country from business travellers in Europe and North America, news reports said.

Lufthansa aims to launch the new services this summer once the German and Iraqi governments have finalised their bilateral air-traffic treaty. The airline is to provide air links to Iraq via its hubs in Frankfurt and Milan.

With the resumption of flights to Iraq, Lufthansa is pursuing its policy of expanding its route network in the Middle East, which it presently serves with 88 flights per week to 14 destinations in 11 countries.

The airline is the first major carrier, in 20 years, to announce new services to the country. Lufthansa stopped flying to Iraq in 1990 during the first Gulf War.

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Gigi Onag

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