11 Apr 2018 – 9:09
DOHA: Qatar Airways announced yesterday that it had resumed service to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, two important Iraqi destinations.
The airline previously suspended service to both routes in November 2017, per the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority’s directive to all international carriers at the time.
The award-winning airline now operates seven weekly flights to each destination. From May 1, the airline will further boost its service to Erbil with double daily flights.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “Erbil and Sulaymaniyah have always been two important destinations in the Republic of Iraq, in addition to Baghdad, the capital city, as well as Najaf and Basra.
“With an abundance of history to unearth at each location, we are pleased to be relaunching our award-winning service to both of these destinations, offering our passengers yet again a multitude of choice within the Republic of Iraq”.
Qatar Airways operates an Airbus A320 aircraft to both Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, which features 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. Passengers will be able to enjoy the airline’s superior entertainment system, offering a wide variety of entertainment options, including the latest blockbuster movies, TV shows, music and games.
Qatar Airways serves five destinations in Iraq. The airline first began flights to Erbil in 2012, followed by the capital Baghdad, Najaf, Basra and Sulaymaniyah.
Qatar Airways enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2017, claiming more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories, demonstrating its continued commitment to exceeding passenger expectations with its innovative approach to product development and dedication to customer experience.