Qatar Airways Announces New Iraq Routes

Flag carrier Qatar Airways plans to launch scheduled flights to two additional destinations in the Republic of Iraq from this summer.
Basra (from June 3) and Sulaymaniyah (from August 20) will be added to the airline’s Iraqi destinations, which include Baghdad, Erbil and Najaf.  Both destinations will be served four times a week, non-stop, from the carrier’s hub in Doha, Qatar.  An Airbus A320, featuring 132 economy seats and 12 business class seats, will be used.
Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker commented:  “After years of restricted air access for foreign airlines in many parts of Iraq, Qatar Airways has been working with the authorities to open up services and are delighted to have expanded our operations there in such a short space of time, doing our bit in the country’s rebuilding efforts.”
Over the next few months, the airline plans to launch new services across the globe, including Chicago, USA;  Salalah, Oman; and Chengdu, China.
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