Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cheap flights to Iraq

Gulf Air will resume flights to Iraq from September as a result of an agreement made between the Governments of Bahrain and Iraq on July 9, allowing the national carriers of the two countries to operate direct flights between Bahrain and four cities 
in Iraq.

A total of seven weekly flights have been authorised to operate from Bahrain to Baghdad flights and 12 weekly flights to Najaf. Talal Al Zain, Executive Chairman Gulf Air said: "Gulf Air has one of the strongest, most connected networks across the Gulf and Middle East region and so the resumption of flights to Iraq will further strengthen our reach. The commencement of our flights to Iraq is still subject to Gulf Air safety audits which are currently taking place.

However, it is our intention to operate flights to Baghdad from September this year, and daily service to Najaf once the airport infrastructure there is 
in place. "

"In line with our commitment as the Kingdom's national carrier to serve the travel needs of the people of Bahrain, we are excited about the prospect of adding Iraq to the list of countries we serve," Al Zain said.