Austrian Airlines to fly to Baghdad after 21 years

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Posted: Apr 20, 2011 10:21 AM
Austrian Airlines to fly to Baghdad after 21 years

Austrian Airlines says it will resume its flights from Vienna to Baghdad after a 21-year hiatus.

The carrier says in a statement Wednesday that its service to the Iraqi capital will begin on June 8. It says its planes will fly the route three times a week.

Austrian began flying to Baghdad in 1982 but stopped in 1990 due to the first Gulf War.

The Vienna-based airline currently flies to the northern Iraqi city of Erbil six times a week.