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Saudi Airlines to operate regular Baghdad route from Oct. 30

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld-Safar 4, 1439H) Saudia Airlines will begin its first flight to Baghdad on Oct. 30 in what will be the first flight to the Iraqi capital after 27 years of interruption.

The news comes after Saudi budget airline Flynas last week made its first direct flight since 1990 from Saudi Arabia to Iraq.

Saudia Airlines CEO Saleh Al Jasser confirmed the news to Al Ekhbariya on Sunday and said that the carrier will operate two direct flights a day.

This comes after Iraqi Minister of Transport, Kazem Finjan met last week with Acting Saudi Ambassador to Iraq Abdulaziz Al-Shammari to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries in the field of transport.