By Haydar Karaalp
BAGHDAD (AA) – Flights between Baghdad and Damascus will resume Saturday after an eight-year hiatus, Iraqi Airways said Thursday.
The flights will take place once-a-week, Iraqi Airways spokesman Leys Ruabayi said in statement.
The large number of Iraqi nationals in Syria make the flights important, Ruabayi said.
Syria hailed announcement in a written statement from its transportation ministry.
The last flight from Baghdad to Damascus was in December 2011.
*Writing by Burak Bir