URGENT Erbil airport director confirms suspension of international flights as of tomorrow

URGENT Erbil airport director confirms suspension of international flights as of tomorrow

2017/9/28 10:38

URGENT Erbil airport director confirms suspension of international flights as of tomorrow(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) confirmed Erbil airport manager confirms the suspension of international flights as of Friday, according to the decision of the federal government.
“All international flights, without exception, from and to Erbil airport will be suspended from 6:00 am local time (1500 GMT) on Friday, following the decision of the Iraqi cabinet and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi,” airport director Talar Faiq told AFP. “He said.
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Administration has informed foreign airlines yesterday that as of 6 pm Baghdad time on Friday, all flights to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports, except for Iraqi companies, will be suspended for private flights until further notice.
The Council of Ministers decided last Tuesday to suspend flights from other countries to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports or to depart from them to other countries. This suspension is valid until the two airports are subject to supervision and supervision by the Border Ports Authority and the Federal Civil Aviation Authority. The two airports mentioned above to carry out legally mandated tasks.
The federal government gave the region until 6 pm on Friday to implement the resolution, otherwise it would impose an international air embargo on Kurdistan.
The regional authorities rejected the federal decision yesterday morning and said it does not hand over the two airports, but announced its acceptance in the evening to negotiate with the federal government to send observers to civilian airports in the province.
Several Arab and foreign airlines announced the suspension of flights to the Kurdistan region, which was committed to the Iraqi government’s decision. is over

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