Qatar Airways has extended its Middle East footprint to Iraq with yesterday?s launch of scheduled flights to the northern city of Erbil. The Doha-based airline is operating four-flights-a-week non-stop on the route ? the first of two new Iraqi services being launched within two weeks. Effective June 7, Qatar Airways will start flights to the capital Baghdad, also operating four-times-a-week. Both the Erbil and Baghdad services are being operated with an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in business class and 132 in economy.