By John Lee.
Doha-based Qatar Airways is to operate four flights a week to Najaf, according to Arabian Aerospace.
The company will use an Airbus A320 with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy.
Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said:
“Iraq is proving to be an important market for Qatar Airways; we currently operate four flights a week between Doha and the cities of Baghdad and Erbil. We are confident that Najaf will prove to be a popular destination for our passengers, especially those from the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific and those returning to visit their homeland.
“With major infrastructure developments and vast untapped tourist potential, we are very excited about our launch of flights to Najaf.
“Qatar Airways constantly looks at new market opportunities and the launch of flights to Najaf will enable us to quickly meet the growing demand for travel to this increasingly popular destination. The start of our services to three cities in Iraq within a short span of time emphasises the value and importance of tourism, trade and business links between Qatar and Iraq."
(Source: Arabian Aerospace)