Emirates to resume flights to Arbil in northern Iraq
Dubai’s carrier Emirates will resume passenger flights to Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kudistan
Dubai’s carrier Emirates will resume passenger flights to Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kudistan, from Aug. 15 after a risk assessment fell in line with the airline’s safety standards, it said on Wednesday.
Emirates in March suspended flights to Arbil on security concerns after Islamic State razed ancient cities in Iraq’s north.
The carrier will resume its four weekly flights to Arbil on a redirected flight path as a precautionary measure, which will result in longer flight times for passengers.
“We have been closely observing the situation in northern Iraq and upon a comprehensive review of our operations as well as a detailed risk assessment that is in line with Emirates’ safety standards, we decided to recommence our services to Arbil,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president for commercial operations.
UAE airlines say no safety concerns after air traffic ‘incident’The incident took place Sunday in Indian airspace between Emirates flight EK706, travelling from Seychelles to Dubai Aviation & Transport
Emirates restarts flights to Iraqi city of IrbilEmirates stopped Irbil flights in August for what it called ‘operational reasons’ Aviation & Transport
Mideast airlines suspend Baghdad flightsEmirates, Etihad and Air Arabia among others have suspended flights to Baghdad in compliance with security guidance Middle East