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Tehran to resume direct flights to Erbil

Staff Writer |
Iran will soon resume direct flights from Tehran to Erbil, a city in Iraq’s Kurdistan, an Iranian official said.

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This comes almost six months after the Baghdad government imposed an air ban on the region in retaliation for an independence vote.

Flights will start again on April 27, Morteza Ebadi, the Iranian consul general in Erbil, was quoted as saying by the news agency ISNA.

Foreign airlines suspended flights to Erbil and Sulaimaniya in the region in September 2017, obeying a notice from the Baghdad government, which controls Iraqi air space. Ebadi said talks were under way to resume flight to Sulaimaniya as well.


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