Yesterday, Thursday, the Iraqi Ministry of Transport announced the resumption of the General Company for Iraqi Airways, to operate its direct flights from Iraqi airports to the airports of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after it had been suspended for nearly two years due to the Corona pandemic crisis.
The Iraqi Ministry of Transport said in an official statement: “After the great efforts that have been made, the national carrier has resumed its direct flights from Iraqi airports to the airports of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after it had been suspended for nearly two years due to the Corona pandemic crisis,” according to the Iraqi News Agency.
She added: “This return took place after high-level coordination with the Hajj and Umrah Authority and the Saudi side to facilitate the transportation of Iraqi pilgrims in accordance with the instructions stipulated in the two countries.”
And she continued: “Since the start of operating flights at the end of last August, the company has carried out about 94 flights.”
And she concluded: “The number of pilgrims who were transported on these flights amounted to 14,335, and the grouping process was accompanied by an integrated work plan through which all capabilities were harnessed to ensure the service of the pilgrims.”
It is noteworthy that flynas, the first Saudi air carrier to start its flights to Iraq, after more than 25 years of stopping flights between the two brotherly countries. Flights will start from the main airports in the Kingdom to a number of Iraqi cities in the coming weeks.
In a previous statement by the CEO of flynas group about the start of flights, Bandar Al-Muhanna said: “This is a historic moment for us in flynas, as we are the first Saudi airline to land in brotherly Iraq after this long interruption, and we look forward to strengthening the brotherly relations between the two countries.”
Tickets will be available for sale on flynas.com’s website and smart phone applications within a few days, and these flights are expected to attract many individuals and companies, thanks to the economical prices and convenient times for flynas flights, and the network of flights linking the main airports to various domestic destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia.
Thus, Iraqi destinations will be the new addition to the flynas network, after announcing the start of flights to Beirut, starting from November 1, through four weekly flights, to prove that flynas is continuing to expand and reach more destinations in the Middle East.