Monday, 30 October 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines Head Back to Baghdad

Saudi Arabian Airlines has confirmed to the Saudi state news agency SPA, that it will be heading back to Baghdad with a regular service after a 27-year break.

The carrier's director general, Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser, will accompany reporters and passengers on the first flight to depart from the Saudi city of Jeddah to Baghdad, due to take place today according to SPA. 

There have been no flights between Saudi
Arabia and Iraq since former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded neighbouring Kuwait in 1990.  Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are both trying hard to sway influence in Baghdad as they see it key in their battle against Iranian influence in the region. 

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