Austrian Airlines restores its flight service to Baghdad after 21 years
The 21 years await gets over as the Austrian flagship carrier, Austrian Airlines resumes its flight service to Baghdad. Commencing from 8th June 2011 the airline will operate its A320 aircraft, which will fly thrice-weekly service to Baghdad.
The resuming of flight service to Baghdad will make it the second destination in Iraq, first being the city of Erbil. The airline started its operation in 1982 where it served the Iraqi capital from Vienna, but due to the Kuwait crisis in 1990 it had to withdraw its flight service.
The airline will operate its flight three times a week between Vienna and Baghdad. The new flights will depart from Vienna on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10.00am and will arrive in Baghdad at 3.00pm. The return leg will then depart from Baghdad on Wednesday, Fridays and Sunday at 4.00pm and will arrive in Vienna at 7.30pm.
Austrian Airlines is one of the leading airline in that operates to 130 destinations across the world. Out of the total the airline serves to 46 destinations in central and Eastern Europe and 12 destinations in Middle East.