Emirates Airline intends to double its weekly flights on the route to Erbil and carry 2,000 passengers a week starting from December 4, according to the National.
Majid Al Mualla, divisional senior vice president commercial operations centre at Emirates, said that “We suspended our flights to Erbil in August due to increased security concerns.”
“We have been closely monitoring the situation in Iraq, and after a detailed review of all operational factors … we decided to resume our services on November 16,” he added.
Furthermore, Al Mualla highlighted that “The inbound and outbound booking levels look healthy at the moment, and the rest of the year is promising.”
Most of Emirates passengers to Erbil come from the North America, Middle East and Europe, from where they transit via Dubai to travel to Iraq, Emirates highlighted, adding that its passengers on the flights are mainly corporate customers.
It is worth highlighting that Emirates Skycargo, the freight arm, has also resumed its three weekly flights between the two cities.