Emirates recently announced its intent to restart passenger flights to Erbil. The plan wold be effective from 15 August 2015.
The airline’s four weekly flights to Erbil will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, served by an A330-200 aircraft in two class and three class configurations.
Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates divisional senior vice president commercial operations, centre, said: “We have been closely observing the situation in northern Iraq and upon a comprehensive review of our operations as well as a detailed risk assessment, we decided to recommence our services to Erbil. This will help support wider business community in resuming their activities in Erbil which had been disrupted by conflict.”
He further added: “As a precautionary measure, we are redirecting our flight path to and from Erbil, resulting in longer flight times. “
Emirates services to Erbil departs on Monday as EK 949 and will leave Dubai at 0645hrs arriving in Erbil at 0920hrs. The return flight, EK 950 leaves Erbil at 1045hrs and arrives in Dubai at 1455hrs. Flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are operated as EK 951, and depart Dubai at 1315hrs arriving in Erbil at 1550hrs. The return flight, EK 952 departs Erbil at 1725hrs and arrives in Dubai at 2135hrs.