Direct Kuwait-Iraq flights resume after 20-year suspension
05 APR 2012
(AGI) Baghdad- Following a 20-year suspension, Iraqi authorities grant Kuwaiti airlines access to domestic airspace.
Suspended after the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, Baghdad authorities have approved direct flights between Baghdad and Najaf operated by Jazeera Airways. Iraqi civil aviation authority chief Nasser Hussein Bandar confirmed "yesterday we approved requests by Kuwait's Jazeera Airways to establish direct flights from Kuwait into Iraq." Iraqi Transport Ministry advisor Karim al-Nuri described the development as "a step forward in resolving pending issues between Iraq and Kuwait." . .