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Iraqi Airways Flights to Damascus Postponed Indefinitely

Iraqi Airways Flights to Damascus Postponed Indefinitely

Saturday, 18 May, 2019 - 11:15
File photo: Iraqi Airways flight (AFP Photo/AMER AL-SAEDI)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Iraqi Airways flights to Damascus expected for the first time since the war erupted in 2011 have been postponed indefinitely.

Syria's transport ministry said the two flights scheduled for Saturday were postponed because of administrative issues between the Syrian Civil Aviation and Iraqi Airways.

It gave no further details. The delay was relayed by the Iraqi embassy.

Iraqi Airways announced Thursday it would resume flights, making it the first international company to announce plans to return to Damascus International Airport.

Only Syrian Airlines remained operative at the airport, organizing some international flights.

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