Iraqi Airways resumed international flights Saturday when a plane took off from Jordan, the airline's first such flight since U.N. sanctions were imposed on Iraq about 14 years ago.
The flight from Amman to Baghdad "left earlier today and we expect another one to fly from Baghdad to the Syrian capital later in the day," said the airline spokesman, Raad Aghabi, according to The AP.
"This is the start of regular flights by Iraqi Airways," he conveyed.
As of Saturday, Iraqi Airways will fly once daily to Amman and Damascus, he said. According to him, another route to the United Arab Emirates will be added to the airline schedule at a later stage.
Saturday's Iraqi Boeing 737, flight number IA164, left Amman's Queen Alia International Airport at 8:30 a.m. bound for Baghdad Airport, Aghabi said.
Round-trip airfare from Amman to Baghdad is $750. (menareoprt.com)
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