A Dubai-based airline has announced that it will introduce new flights to Dubai from Iraq in 2011.

A Dubai-based airline has announced that it will introduce new flights to Dubai from Iraq in 2011.Emirates will begin flights to Dubai from Basra on February 2nd using its Airbus A330-220 aircraft. It is the 110th destination for the carrier and will include a four times weekly service between the two countries.Passengers will be able to choose from three classes, including first and business class, and flights on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline explained: “Since the 2009 oil field bid, traffic from the US and Europe into Basra has increased significantly and we are ready to capitalise on this growth.

“Our convenient flight times and good connections make Emirates an excellent choice for corporate travellers to Basra.”

The airline offers flights to Dubai from a number of major destinations including London, New York and Moscow.

Written by Erin Marshall.

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