Sulaimani to resume flights to and from Turkey on October 26

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SULAIMANI — Head of Sulaimani International Airport’s Press and Relations Office Dana Muhammad said on Wednesday (October 21) that flights to and from Turkey will resume on Monday.

On his official Facebook account, Muhammad said that Turkish Airlines has emailed the airport to confirm the resumption.

“There will be two flights [per week] according to the plan we have made. We will increase the [number of] flights according to demand after studying the situation,” he said.

On Tuesday, Director of Erbil International Airport Ahmad Hoshyar said that flights would also resume with the Kurdistan Region’s capital.

In total, there are expected to be seven flights per week between Iraq and Turkey, four of which will be from the Kurdistan Region.

On October 15, Iraq’s Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) said that flights to and from Turkey had resumed, following bans that prevented air travel between the two counties for more than two months.

Turkey initially suspended flights to and from Iraq on August 2 in response to the coronavirus outbreak in its southern neighbor. The suspension was extended twice, with one brief resumption at the beginning of October.

(NRT Digital Media)

This article's headline has been updated to reflect that flights from Erbil ahd already resumed.