Dubai's Etihad Airways will launch flights to Basra from mid-April.
“Iraq’s surging economy represents a good opportunity to add even greater depth to our schedule,” said James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Basra is an important industrial and transport hub but currently has only limited access to air services and we are delighted to be able to help improve these by investing in the local community.”
Etihad already operates services to Baghdad and Erbil.
(Source: Gulf News)