Bagdad and Moscow resume direct flights after 13-year break
For the first time after 2004, Iraqi Airways made a direct flight to the Russian capital
CAIRO, September 17. /TASS/. Moscow and Bagdad resumed on Sunday direct flights, which was terminated 13 years earlier. For the first time after 2004, Iraqi Airways made a direct flight to the Russian capital. Russia’s embassy in Bagdad told TASS the plane took to Moscow a delegation led by Minister of Transport Kazem Finjan.
A Boeing 737-800 landed in Moscow’s Vnukovo airport at 14:03 Moscow time.
Russian diplomats say, "the airline will make flights to Moscow twice a week."
"In the evening on Sunday, this plane will bring to Bagdad Russia’s Ambassador to Iraq Maxim Maximov," the embassy said.