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Writer Web Admin Date 05/05/2019
Title EIA welcomes Free Bird Airline with direct flights to Eindhoven & Cologne
Content FreeBird Airline today commenced services to Erbil International Airport. Flying to Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Cologne in Germany, and Antalya in Turkey the airline will bring extra choice and competitive pricing to the Erbil travel market.
The Eindhoven service will depart on a Sunday at 15.25, Cologne on a Thursday at 14.25, with two flights to Antalya in Turkey departing at 18.15 on a Tuesday and 20.00 on Saturday evening.
The arrival of Freebird brings the number of passenger airlines operating at Erbil to 21, flying to 17 different countries and 32 different destinations. Erbil’s summer season see passenger services at 198 per week, with on average, 28 departures per day.
In March, 2019, the latest audited numbers show that xxx passenger arrived or departed EIA.
Welcoming Free Bird Airlines, Airport Director, Ms Talar Faiq said :
“ We wish Free Bird a warm Erbil welcome and every success with its new services to Antalya, Eindhoven and Cologne. EIA will do its utmost to work with you to ensure their on-going success. We look forward to a long partnership with Freebird.
This year’s summer schedule at Erbil International Airport is one of the busiest in our history with an average of 28 departures each day to one of 32 destinations in 17 different countries.
We are now regularly passing the 5000 a day passenger benchmark.
Of course the growth in passengers and airlines put pressure on the infrastructure and im pleased to highlight a range of improvements for our passengers.
They include new buses, a complete renewal of bathroom facilities for passengers, new cafes and upgraded porter services. In the coming weeks we will commission a new flight information system, put the finishing touches to a new terminal wide entertainment system and start the expansion of a new exciting retail and duty free area at the airport.
So welcome to Freebird Airlines . The direct destinations to Eindhoven and Cologne, more competition for the Antalya route, and excellent departure times, particularly for families travelling with young children is great news for the region. “
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