Resumption of Cargo Flights to Kurdistan

By Patrick M Schmidt.

International cargo flights to Kurdistan were set to resume today (Tuesday) following an announcement by the central government this month in reaction to the KRGs move for independence.

The resumption of flights will impact a number of Turkish, Qatari, and Emirati airlines that operate out of the KRGs two main airports in Erbil and Sulaimaini.

Talar Faiq (pictured), director of Erbil International Airport, told Rudaw:

“We have not received any decision about the resumption of (cargo) flights and we are waiting for notification from Iraqi aviation authorities so that we can restart our flights.”

The federal government also did not notify the two airports in Erbil and Sulaimani when it ordered a halt to the cargo flights.

(Source: Rudaw)

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