Saudi Arabia Resumes Flights with Iraq

Saudi Arabia received the first of two flights from Iraq, marking the resumption of direct flights between the two countries.

The Flynas flight, carrying 174 passengers, landed at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, coming from Erbil, northern Iraq, for the first time in several years.

The trip, which will be followed by other flights between the airports of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, is the result of the continuous efforts of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, with the support and guidance of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz to boost economic and investment relations and develop trade exchange between the two countries.

The exchanged flights would help facilitate the movements of travelers, pilgrims, and Umrah performers between the two countries.

Iraqi Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Abdul-Sattar al-Janabi said that Wednesday’s flight between Erbil and Jeddah represents the first direct flight between the two countries, and more will follow.

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