Erbil Airport Receives First Int’l Flight Following Months of Air Embargo

March 19, 2018

Erbil ( – A Saudi plane landed Monday at the Erbil International Airport (EIA) to be the first flight to arrive at the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region since Baghdad lifted an air embargo it imposed on Kurdish airports last week.

According to Kurdistan 24, the plane took off from Saudi Arabia and landed at the Erbil airport at 7:00 am (local time). It is expected to carry Kurdish pilgrims to perform Umrah (minor pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia.

Today’s flight put an end to a few months’ hiatus of international flights to Kurdish airports.

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