Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has agreed to open Erbil and Sulaymaniyah international airports in an exception to his government’s decision to ban air traffic since September 29, but stipulated that the flights are currently only for passengers to perform Umrah to Mecca in the first partial lifting of the ban on international flights at airports. Territory.
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority said in a letter signed by the Director General of the National Operations Center, Abdul Amir Mohammad Ali, that “the approval of the Prime Minister of the respectable landing and take off aircraft transporting pilgrims at the airports of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah international” .. Noting that ” Detailed on the number of international flights “.
The Iraqi government imposed an air embargo on international flights to and from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports on September 29, five days after the provincial authorities organized a referendum on secession from Iraq on January 25.