United States to end a 16-year ban on commercial flights north of Iraq

United States to end a 16-year ban on commercial flights north of Iraq

Friday, December 7, 2012 11:54

Translation / Baghdadiya News / .. Male British newspaper site Bloomberg that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has lifted the ban on commercial flights to northern Iraq by the airlines after 16 years where the ban was lifted for two airports in reference to the increased stability in the region.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that “flights to northern Iraq had been suspended in 1996 for safety reasons and that the agency will allow flights at present to airports Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan following the use of these airports by commercial operators from other countries without accidents for several years. ”
U.S. civilian flights will fly at an altitude of 20 thousand feet Aviation Administration granted permission to some commercial flights in Iraq under contract by military agencies and other agencies.
According to the statement, the Transportation Security Administration, which oversees security issues must get the approval of U.S. carrier operations in Iraq Aviation Administration said it is actively and continuously assessing airports in other parts of Iraq to be used by U.S. operators. Finished / 21

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