MOSCOW- An Iraqi Airways flight from Baghdad arrived at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport on Sunday, restoring scheduled commercial airline services between Iraq and Russia for the first time in 13 years.
The Iraqi passenger aircraft included an official delegation led by Iraqi Transport Minister, Kadhim Al-Hamami. The delegation was received by Vnukovo Airport Authority officials.
Direct flights from Baghdad and Basra airports will now fly in to the Russian capital once a week.
Negotiations were recently held between the head of the Russian Air Transport Agency, Alexander Niradko, and the Iraqi Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Haidar Mansour Hadi, after which the decision was made to resume direct flights between Moscow and Baghdad.
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