Iraqi Airways to start direct flights to Abu Dhabi

Iraqi Airways to start direct flights to Abu Dhabi
The airline is set to start flying to the UAE capital from April 1. (Supplied)
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Updated 04 April 2021

Iraqi Airways to start direct flights to Abu Dhabi

Iraqi Airways to start direct flights to Abu Dhabi
  • Baghdad boosting ties with Gulf
  • Regional aviation sector makes slow recovery

DUBAI: Iraqi Airways plans to start direct flights to Abu Dhabi on May 1, the state-run Iraqi News Agency reported on Sunday, citing a company statement.
The annoucement came ahead of a visit on Sunday to Abu Dhabi by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi as part of efforts to forge close ties with oil-rich Gulf Arab monarchies.
Khadimi's visit to the UAE follows one to Saudi Arabia last week, during which Riyadh said it would increase investments in Iraq by five-fold to $2.67 billion.