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 Lufthansa resumes Iraqi Kurdistan-Germany flights

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Lufthansa resumes Iraqi Kurdistan-Germany flights  28.4.2010  

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April 28, 2010

ERBIL-Hewlęr, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — German carrier Lufthansa flew from the northern Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil to Frankfurt on Tuesday for the first time in 20 years and said flights to Baghdad are also in the pipeline.

An Airbus 319 left Erbil, capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, with 120 passengers on board,
www.ekurd.netin what was the first such flight since an embargo was imposed after former dictator Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990.                         

German carrier Lufthansa flew from the northern Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil to Frankfurt on Tuesday
There will be four such flights each week, Joachim Steinbach, Lufthansa's vice president for sales and marketing in southeast Europe, Africa and the Middle East, told reporters at Erbil airport.

"We restarted flights today after 20 years and we will begin flights (from Germany) to Baghdad by the end of the summer," he said.
 

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