Low-cost air carrier kicks off Ankara - Baghdad service
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Iraq’s first low-cost carrier began flights between Baghdad and Turkey’s capital with a ceremony at Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport on Jan. 8.
Fly Baghdad airlines will offer twice-a-week service between the two capitals, on Monday and Friday, said its Turkey Director Müjgan Dikmen.
The first flight from Baghdad to Ankara was set to arrive on Monday but it was delayed two hours due to bad weather, Dikmen said.
“Every new flight brings new possibilities, a new culture, and facilities for people,” said Murat Soylu, a top official at Esenboğa Airport.
“Efforts to attract more direct flights from Ankara to other countries are continuing,” he added.