BAGHDAD (AP) — EgyptAir has flown its first flight to Baghdad in 21 years in what Iraqi airport officials are hoping will be an economic boost from a fellow Arab nation.
Baghdad International Airport Director General Ali Jawad said about 30 passengers arrived on the commercial airline’s Saturday flight to the Iraqi capital.
EgyptAir will fly four flights to Baghdad weekly and three to Irbil in the country’s northern Kurdish region.
EgyptAir suspended flights to Iraq in 1990 before the first Gulf War.
Austrian Airlines, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, Bahrain’s Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines, have also resumed flights to Iraq.