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First Internation Iraq Flight Announced!  
User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 691 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

From The Fox News Network:

>>WASHINGTON, D.C. — A private airline plans on launching its first charter flight from Baltimore's BWI airport to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil (search) in late April.

"This is a rescue effort," said Marshall Adame of Sky Airlines (search). "This is an effort to take an entire country and put them back on their feet."

Because the security situation is so dicey, airline executives say they'll only have final clearance 24 hours before the flight takes off.

According to the Coalition Provisional Authority (search), there are no commercial flights and no scheduled flights in and out of Iraq. However, about 40 military and charter flights make the trip daily. One security analyst said the charters are less risky because the terrorists don't know exactly when they are flying.

However, CPA spokesman Dan Senor told Fox News that questions of security will always trump economic benefits when considering whether to reopen Iraq's airports. <<

This is clearly the first of what will evenually become various flight to help integrate a free Iraq into the free world! Exciting stuff. Thank you President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and all other coalition leaders and soldiers! It wouldn't be possible without your support of freedom in our very passive world.

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User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

First international flight? Huh? What about Royal Jordanian?

1 RJ 814 Amman Baghdad Saturday 10 : 45 a.m. 12 : 10 p.m.
1 RJ 815 Baghdad Amman Saturday 01 : 10 p.m. 02 : 35 p.m.

I guess the CPA doesn't know of these flights? Big grin

User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

I know of people who have gone to Karbala and back already.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

After the horrible thing that happened to the four Americans there two days back, I dont know who'd want to go to anywhere in Iraq.

.....up there with the best!
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