Iraq and Russia resumed flights interrupted 13 years ago

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotosensibile at the airport. Archival photoIraq and Russia resumed flights interrupted 13 years ago© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

The Iraqi airline Iraqi Airways on Sunday made its first in 13 years, the flight to Moscow. The plane landed at Vnukovo airport, told RIA Novosti the representative of the airport.

On Board the aircraft, as previously announced, the Iraqi Embassy in Russia, the delegation led by the Minister of transport of Iraq Kazem boors.

The aeronautical authorities of Iraq and Russia have agreed to launch a regular direct route between the cities of the two countries in 2015. The participants of the meeting agreed to consider the possibility of opening flights to Erbil in Iraq and in Saint-Petersburg and Kazan in Russia.

Then, it was reported that the Iraqi side, the flights will carry the airline Iraqi Airways «or other carrier», «the Russian delegation said it will announce the appointment of carrier for its part at a later stage».

The airline Iraqi Airways was founded in 1945, 60 years airlines have bought Russian aircraft Tu-124 and Il-76 for performance of cargo flights.

Air service to Iraq was suspended in 2004 after the ban imposed by Russia. The reason for the suspension of flights between the two countries is the insufficient level of safety due to the deteriorating situation in Iraq.

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