Lufthansa is examining the possibility of
launching several new services to Iraq and is currently planning
to serve the capital, Baghdad, and the city of Erbil in Northern
Iraq from Frankfurt and Munich.
Lufthansa aims to launch the new services in the
summer of 2010, once it has obtained the necessary traffic rights.
Further infrastructure requirements are also being examined. With
the resumption of flights to Iraq, Lufthansa is pursuing its
policy of expanding its route network in the Middle East, which it
presently serves with 88 flights per week to 14 destinations in
Lufthansa operated flights to Baghdad from 1956
until the start of the Gulf War in 1990. Erbil is already served
from Vienna by Austrian Airlines, which is part of the Lufthansa
Group. From next summer, Baghdad and Erbil will be linked to
Lufthansaĺs hubs at Frankfurt and Munich and will thus be
integrated into Lufthansaĺs global route network.
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