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Writer Web Admin Date 05/05/2020
Title Erbil welcomes first ever direct flight from Washington DC as Eygpt Air Dreamliner arrives
Content Erbil International Airport today welcomed its first ever direct passenger flight from the United States with the arrival of an Eygpt Air, Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 - The special diplomatic flight , MS3052, touched down at 10.52 am Erbil time following the 6,000 mile, 9,656 kilometre flight.

The 10 hour 33 minute flight was the longest passenger flight to arrive Erbil since the new airport opened in 2011. The route took MS3052 north from Washington, passing just south of Iceland in the North Atlantic before coming South to cross Europe and onward to Erbil.

Airport Director Talar Faiq said : “ Despite these challenging times it is important to note this milestone that adds to the history of the airport and the region’s development. This was a one-off flight but it takes a welcome place on our history.”

EIA is currently closed to commercial aviation until May 22 following an order by the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority to close to passenger traffic.
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