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Iraq, Saudi Arabia sign agreement to resume flights after 25 years

October 17, 2017 at 4:41 am

Iraq and Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to resume flights between the two countries for the first time in 25 years.

The Iraqi ministry of transport said in a statement that the agreement, signed at Baghdad International Airport, includes providing air transport services between the two countries and all ground services to the Kingdom’s planes and vice versa.

Flights between Saudi Arabia and Iraq have been suspended since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.

The flights between the two countries are set to resume starting from 30 October.

According to the agreement, the two airports will also provide ground services, including maintenance, cleaning, re-fuel, air freight services and all required supplies.

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