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Eithad Airways is to start regular services to Iraq later next week.
The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates plans five flights a week between Abu Dhabi and the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Eithad plans to use A320 aircraft for the service.
It also plans to expand it service to a second Iraqi city, Erbil from June 1.
James Hogan, Etihad's ceo, said: "We are committed to building and strengthening ties in our region and we are pleased that Etihad will be the first airline in the UAE to fly to Iraq.
"We expect to see strong demand on these routes, particularly from government and business travellers, as well as people from Iraq visiting family and friends around the world."
Gulf Air was the first carrier to launch restart services into the war-torn country. Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa also fly to Iraq.