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India, Iraq to start direct flights

Press Trust of India reports:

India and Iraq would resume direct flights which were stopped during the first Gulf War two decades ago, official sources said on Thursday.

The aviation authorities of the two countries, which were in talks for over the past few months, have decided to launch these flights from the coming Sunday, the sources said.

Iraq government has designated its national carrier Iraqi Airways, which would every week operate two flights each to Delhi and Mumbai from Baghdad. India is yet to take a final decision on designating any carrier that would fly to Iraq, they said.

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