September 28, 2017 / 7:52 AM / a year ago

Qatar Airways cancels flights to northern Iraq - website

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar Airways is cancelling flights to Kurdish northern Iraq from Sept 29 to Oct 1 at the request of Iraq’s Civil Aviation Authority, the carrier said on its website on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Qatar Airways aircraft at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon/File Photo

The flights to and from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah have been cancelled after Iraqi authorities said all international air traffic would be suspended from Friday to those airports, the statement said.

Reporting by Alexander Cornwell, Writing by Sylvia Westall; editing by Sami Aboudi

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