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Lufthansa to launch Munich - Baghdad Flights in September 2010

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Lufthansa is to launch flights between Munich and Baghdad on 30 September 2010.

 From that date, the Iraqi capital will be served four times weekly with a Boeing 737 that is currently operated on behalf of Lufthansa by the Swiss aviation specialist PrivatAir.

Earlier this year, Lufthansa resumed flights to Iraq after a 20-year interval. Since 25 April, it has been serving the city of Erbil in Northern Iraq four times a week from Frankfurt.

 ďAgainst the backdrop of the economic recovery and as foreign companies establish themselves in the country, there is growing demand for flights to Iraq. We are therefore delighted to be able for the first time to offer our customers a non-stop connection from Munich to the Iraqi capital,Ē said Thomas KlŁhr, Group Representative and Head of Hub Management Munich.

Baghdad is the largest city in Iraq, with a population of about nine million. The country has the worldís third-largest proven oil reserves. Key growth areas are the construction sector, the energy and water industries and the healthcare sector.

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