Posted on 16 March 2012 .
Cyprus Airway is expected to resume flights to Iraqi Kurdistan next month, reports AKnews.
The carrier is planning to re-launch flights to Erbil on April 11, according to Erbil International Airport‘s relations adviser Andrew Jones.
Cyprus Airway operated four flights to Erbil in July last year but then stopped the service.
Cyprus Airway will operate one flight per week from the southern coastal city of Larnaca to Erbil and have also been authorized by Erbil airport to operate up to three flights per week, Jones added.
In January this year Erbil International Airport reported a 37 percent increase in travelers using the airport in 2011.
In a statement Erbil airport manager Talar Fayaq said more than 620,000 people used the airport in 2011. She predicted the airport could see further increases in the number of visitors and the amount of transported goods in 2012.
Dr. Mark A. DeWeaver
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