New flights to be launched between Erbil and Gaziantep
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Turkey's Transportation Ministry has announced that reciprocal flights between Turkey's southern town of Gaziantep and the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil will start on Jan. 24, Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News reported.
The Anadolujet will fly between Turkey's southern town of Gaziantep and Erbil twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
There are already several direct flights between Turkey and the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimani and Erbil international airports.
Following the liberation of Iraq in 2003, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) decided to transform Erbil's former military base into a modern civil aviation airport.
Erbil International Airport (EIA) officially opened on July 7, 2005. It welcomed its first carrier on December 11 the following year.