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Bahrain and Iraq to resume direct flights

TDT | Manama     

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Direct flights between Bahrain and Iraq are set to resume on June 1, 2024, marking the end of a three-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The national carrier, Gulf Air, will operate the first flight, with 11 weekly flights scheduled to various Iraqi cities.

Gulf Air will operate daily flights to Najaf at 10:25 AM, and four weekly flights to Baghdad on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 9:40 AM.

Booking website The airline’s official booking website shows ticket prices starting from BD104 for economy class and reaching BD505 for Falcon Gold class.

Prices vary depending on the date, duration, and type of ticket, with higher prices expected during the Eid Al-Adha holiday.

Iraqi Airways is also expected to resume direct flights between Bahrain and Iraq on June 5, 2024, although the airline has not yet officially announced its flight schedule.

The resumption of direct flights is expected to boost economic relations and strengthen social ties between the two countries.

It will also provide a convenient travel option for passengers from neighboring countries who can connect to Iraq via Bahrain.