Q&A: KRG Minister of Transportation Mawlood Bawa Murad
The KRG is powerless to lift a ban on international flights that Baghdad imposed in retaliation for the independence referendum.
KRG Minister of Transportation and Communication Mawlood Bawa Murad at his office in Erbil, in October 2017. (RAWAZ TAHIR/Iraq Oil Report)
ERBIL - Over a week since the Iraqi government barred international flights into the autonomous Kurdistan region, airports are under financial pressure to close even for domestic travel.
In an Oct. 5 statement, Erbil International Airport (EIA) Director General Talar Faiq raised concerns about the loss of income and $33 million in outstanding payments due from Iraqi Airways, the country's only domestic carrier.
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