EgyptAir celebrates inaugural flight to Baghdad

First flight since the route was suspended for more than 20 years.
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EgyptAir operated its first service to the Iraqi capital Baghdad yesterday, after the route was suspended for more than 20 years. A total of 34 passengers were onboard, while 74 passengers travelled on the return flight.

In addition, the national carrier is scheduled to start the first service to Arbil on Monday, 29th August 2011.

“EgyptAir took the decision to operate this route in the light of the company’s regional expansion strategy and to restore the investments and tourism traffic between the two countries to the normal levels through Cairo hub,” said Captain Ayman Nasr, EgyptAir chairman and CEO.

“We are confident of the ability to carry on the network expansion plans and the operation of new routes,” he added.

EgyptAir is operating seven weekly flights to Iraq, comprising of four flights to Baghdad and three flights to Arbil.

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