Qatar Airways launches Baghdad route
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Qatar Airways has expanded passenger services to Iraq with the launch of flights to the country’s capital Baghdad.
The Doha-based airline from June 7 is running four flights a week, non-stop, on the route, on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The service is operated by an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration with 132 seats in economy and 12 in business class.
“Baghdad had long been on our list of destinations which we identified as being a key part of growing our Middle East network,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. "During Iraq’s current period of reform and development, with industries resurging and many new companies expanding operations to Iraq, we felt this was the time to move into the country.”
Since the beginning of the year, Qatar Airways has launched flights to Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); and Zagreb (Croatia).
Over the next few months, Qatar Airways will launches services to new routes, including Perth, Australia (July 3); Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (July 25); Mombasa, Kenya (August 15); Yangon, Myanmar (October 3) and the Serbian capital Belgrade on an unspecified date.
Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of 109 aircraft to 116 destinations worldwide.