By John Lee.
Fly Erbil, Iraq's only Kurdish airline, successfully completed its first scheduled flight on Monday.
The plane set off from Erbil International Airport en route to Stockholm in Sweden.
The airline’s administrative director Ahmad Jamal told AFP that Fly Erbil currently has three planes and plans to increase to 10 in the future.
Other destination served include Gothenburg (Sweden), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Birmingham (UK), Kiev (Ukraine) and Nuremberg (Germany).
(Sources: AFP, Fly Erbil)