The Lufthansa Group has resumed flight operations to Erbil in Northern Iraq, based on the most recent assessments of the security situation in Iraq.
“Austrian Airlines put its daily flight from Vienna back on the schedule yesterday. Flight OS829 departed at 10:15 a.m. Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt to Erbil twice a week. The first scheduled flight is LH696 on Saturday, Aug. 30 (departure time 10:10 a.m.),” Lufthansa said in a statement.
Both airlines had suspended flights to Erbil on Aug. 8 due to the security situation in Iraq.
The Lufthansa Group said it will continue to avoid Iraqi airspace in transit traffic, for instance to Asia and the Middle East.
“Lufthansa continues to carefully monitor the development of the security situation in Iraq and is in close regular contact with the respective international and national security authorities. The safety of passengers and crews is the highest priority for the airlines of the Lufthansa Group,” it said.