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Economy News Baghdad:
Flydubai Airlines will resume its flights to Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, starting on May 10, with flights to five Iraqi cities – Baghdad, Basra, Erbil and Najaf – as well as Sulaymaniyah .
The resumption of flydubai flights to Sulaymaniyah after the Iraqi authorities announced the reopening of the city’s airport in March. The airline is the first carrier to serve the city with two flights a week. Flydubai flights will rise to three times a week starting in June .
The airline will operate between Dubai International Airport and Sulaymaniyah International Airport on Thursday and Sunday .
“We are delighted with the return of direct flights between the UAE and Sulaymaniyah after a three-year hiatus,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai. He pointed out that the company «started its flights to Sulaymaniyah in 2010 and during these years, we observed a large demand for flights from the region». He stressed the aspiration to “strengthen our services to Iraq, which is a vital market is witnessing the growth of investments and in the movement of trade and tourism .”
The city’s economy depends on tourism and agriculture, with the growing number of small and medium enterprises, most of which contribute to the development of trade. The city also has the second largest museum in Iraq after that the national Baghdad, as well as the ancient monuments representing the civilizations of Persians and Kurds, and return to the period 1792 – 1750 BC .
Iraq is one of the most important markets for flydubai. The airline operates 46 weekly flights from Dubai, an international hub for aviation. Offering travelers from Iraq the opportunity to travel to a wide network of destinations around the world, in Europe, Asia, India and Russia .