Bulgaria, Iraq Discuss Direct Flights Sofia-Baghdad

Business | April 8, 2014, Tuesday // 15:59|  views

If the governments reach an agreement, Sofia Airport could soon have a daily flight to Baghdad. Photo by BGNES

Deputy Transport Minister Anton Ginev agreed on Tuesday with his Iraqi counterpart Bangen Rekani on a new document for bilateral air transport cooperation.

The agreement is expected to boost air traffic and lead to opening new lines, thus also creating jobs and enforcing Bulgarian-Iraqi trade.

Possibilities of cooperation between national carriers BH Air and Iraq Airways were on the agenda during deputies' meeting, though no deal was reached, the website Money.bg reports.

The existing framework of bilateral cooperation in the field dates back to 1966 and does not comply with European law.

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Tags: Iraq, sofia, Baghdad, Deputy Transport Minister


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