Emirates Introduces Flights to Erbil

By John Lee.
Emirates Airlines has commenced flights to Erbil, considered to be one of the oldest cities on earth.
An Emirates’ A340-300, carrying a VIP delegation and media landed in Erbil, the capital of northern Iraq and the airline’s third gateway into the country after Baghdad and Basra.
Travelling aboard the inaugural flight, which follows the operational start of services on 12th August, were Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran; Hiran Perera, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Cargo Planning and Freighters, His Excellency (H. E.) Abdalla Al Shehi, UAE Ambassador to Iraq; His Excellency (H. E.) Asmat Siddiqi – Iraq’s Ambassador to the UAE; other government officials, prominent members of the business community and representatives from the media.