Baghdad-Damascus flights to resume after 8 years
Flights between Baghdad and Damascus will resume on May 18 after an eight-year hiatus, Iraqi Airways said on May 16.
The flights will take place once-a-week, Iraqi Airways spokesman Leys Ruabayi said in statement.
A large number of Iraqi nationals in Syria make the flights important, Ruabayi said.
Syria hailed announcement in a written statement from its transportation ministry.
The last flight from Baghdad to Damascus was in December 2011.