Egyptair Plans Return To Iraq

After more than 20 years since it last operated in the country, Egyptair is to resume services to Iraq. The Cairo-based airline is to offer 4 times weekly flights between the Egyptian capital and Baghdad from 16 July 2011, alongside a 3 times weekly Cairo – Erbil service from 18 July 2011.

 

Cairo – Baghdad

Flight MS 625 will depart Cairo at 0815 hrs every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Baghdad at 1145 hrs. The return flight, MS 626, takes off from Baghdad International Airport at 1245 hrs to land back at Cairo International Airport at 1430 hrs.

 

Cairo – Erbil

Taking off from Cairo at 2315 hrs on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, flight MS 635 lands in Erbil at 0245 hrs the next morning. On the return leg, flight MS 636 departs Erbil International Airport at 0345 hrs, arriving back at Cairo International Airport at 0545 hrs.

 

Egyptair will operate its 2-class Airbus A320 jet configured with 16 Business and 129 Economy Class seats on both routes. The Star Alliance member airline is looking to take advantage of the growing trade and commerce in the Iraqi market as the country continues its postwar recovery, with its Cairo base acting as a hub for onward connections to destinations in the Middle East, Europe and North America.

 

For more information, visit www.egyptair.com.

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