EgyptAir returns to Iraq after 21-years

EgyptAir returns to Iraq after 21-years

EgyptAir has confirmed it will re-launch services to Iraq next month for the first time in 21 years.

The carrier – which has been nominated as Africa’s Leading Airline by the prestigious World Travel Awards - pulled out of Iraq following the invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

EgyptAir will offer flights to Baghdad and Erbil as the carrier seeks to build new markets and to link Iraq with Europe and North America through its Cairo Hub.

“We will start operating seven weekly flights to Iraq, four flights to Baghdad starting on July 16th and three flights to Erbil starting July 18th,” EgyptAir chairman, Hussein Massoud, explained.

“Egypt and Iraq are linked together with commercial and cultural bonds, as well; Iraq represents a fertile market for the Egyptian investments.”

Baghdad flights are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Erbil will be served on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Austrian Airlines and Emirates have both launched new services to Iraq this year.