EgyptAir announced Friday its resuming of flights to Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan autonomous region, after more than six months of suspension, according to Sherif Ezzat, CEO and chairperson at the airline.
Ezzat added in a statement that the first flight since the suspension, MS 635, departed to Erbil on Friday evening. He further added that the company organises three flights weekly, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. A fourth flight is set to be organised on Sundays starting on 16 September.
In September 2017, EgyptAir announced suspending its flights to Erbil, after receiving notice from the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority to suspend flights in response to the Kurdistan independence referendum.
The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) froze the outcomes of the Kurdistan independence referendum in September, held for the region’s secession from Iraq, after clashes with the federal government in Baghdad.