Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Nairobi, from August 2nd, Baghdad and Basra, from August 10th, expanding its growing network.
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued a warning to travellers considering visiting the Middle East. Following the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by United States forces, security in the region has seen a sharp deterioration.
Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Al Ibaa Company to operate a five-star property in Iraq’s capital of Baghdad.
Affirming its commitment to the growth and development of the tourism sector in Erbil and towards creating employment opportunities for Kurdish youth in the hospitality sector, Rotana has officially inaugurated the first hotel under its Arjaan hotel apartments brand in Iraq – Erbil Arjaan by Rotana.
Oman Air has announced further expansion to its global with new flights will operating from the carrier’s hub in Muscat to Najaf, Iraq. The will be four weekly flights from September 15th. This is Oman Air’s first destination in Iraq, and the carrier will operate the flights aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Emirates has relaunched flights to Baghdad, Iraq, after suspending operations in January of this year. Emirates will operate with four weekly flights to Baghdad, served by an A330-200 aircraft in a three class configuration. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, divisional senior vice president commercial operations, centre for Emirates said: “After conducting an exhaustive safety and security review, we have decided to restart services between Dubai and Baghdad.”
Etihad Airways has highlighted the burgeoning opportunities in Iraq by launching a new service to the northern city of Erbil. This follows the successful launch of a service to Baghdad in April.
Etihad Airways is to commence flights from its hub in Abu Dhabi to Baghdad on 26 April 26, and will become the first airline in the UAE to fly to Iraq.