Iraqi state airline resumes flights to Kuwait
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||28 February 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Iraqi state airline resumes flights to Kuwait, 28 February 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/513dd1ccc.html [accessed 20 May 2013]|
February 28, 2013
An Iraqi Airways plane landed in Kuwait City on February 27 for the first time since former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussain's invasion in 1990.
Iraq's foreign and transport ministers flew on an Airbus A320 and were greeted by Kuwaiti officials upon landing at the international airport in Kuwait City.
The two countries reached a deal late last year under which Baghdad will pay $500 million in compensation to Kuwait Airways for damages caused during the Iraqi occupation.
Kuwait Airways has not yet resumed flights to Iraq.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters