Saudi Arabian Airlines resumes flights to Iraq after 27 years

DUBAI: State-claimed Saudi Arabian Airlines said it will begin flying frequently to Iraq on Monday following a 27-year end, state news office SPA said.

The carrier’s chief general, Saleh receptacle Nasser al-Jasser, will go with correspondents and travelers on the first flight to withdraw from the Saudi city of Jeddah to Baghdad, SPA said late on Sunday. There have been no flights between Saudi Arabia and Iraq since previous Iraqi President Saddam Hussein attacked neighboring Kuwait in 1990.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are both charming Baghdad with an end goal to end the developing local impact of curve adversary Iran. In August the two countries said they wanted to open the Arar land border crossing for exchange out of the blue since 1990.

That declaration took after a choice by the Saudi bureau this month to set up a joint exchange commission with Iraq.