German carrier Lufthansa has confirmed it will start flights between Munich and Baghdad on September 30.
The airline announced in January that it planned to start flights to Baghdad this summer, while flights between Frankfurt and Erbil, a city in northern Iraq, started in April.
Lufthansa maintains there will be high demand for the four-times weekly service between Munich and the Iraqi capital.
"Against the backdrop of the economic recovery and as foreign companies establish themselves in the country, there is growing demand for flights to Iraq," said a Lufthansa spokesperson.
A two-class Boeing 737 will be used on the route, which will be operated on behalf of Lufthansa by the Swiss company PrivatAir.
In an interview with ABTN, Marianne Sammann, Lufthansa's general manager in the UK, said she had "total confidence" in the move.
"Lufthansa is very careful in assessing these situations," she said. "There will have been an extensive and concise review. The company's priority is always the safety and security of customers, staff and machinery."
The German carrier operated services between Frankfurt and the Middle Eastern country from 1956 until the eve of the first Gulf War in 1990.