Gulf Air To Resume Baghdad Flights

Bahrain-based Gulf Air is to restart flights to and from Baghdad International Airport on Saturday (February 7).

Bahrain-based Gulf Air is to restart flights to and from Baghdad International Airport on Saturday (February 7).

The carrier suspended flights on January 26, citing security concerns after a flydubai 737-800 aircraft came under fire on landing at the Iraqi capital.

Gulf Air said the decision followed “comprehensive safety and security assessments”, as well as consultations with airport and security officials in Iraq.

Other Middle Eastern carriers Emirates, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia and flydubai all halted flights to Baghdad following last month’s incident and have not yet resumed services.

Lebanese carrier MEA, meanwhile, restarted flights to Baghdad on January 29.

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