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Iraq airline in expansion

Iraqi Airways launched a regular service between Baghdad and the southern city of Basra last week, with flights to London set to follow.

Iraqi Airways launched a regular service between Baghdad and the southern city of Basra last week, with flights to London set to follow.

“An Iraqi Airways Boeing 727 made its first commercial flight between Baghdad and Basra with 26 passengers on board, including transport minister Salam Al Maliki,” said Intissar Mohammed, deputy director, Basra airport.

The airline will make four flights a week, with a return ticket costing US$75. Basra’s provincial governor, Mohammed Mossabeh also promised that a London-Basra service would begin in two weeks time.

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