Flynas, the Saudi Arabian budget airline, announced on Wednesday it would start flying to Iraq, after a decision by the Saudi cabinet on Monday to establish a joint trade commission with Iraq.
Saudi Arabia has stopped all the flights since former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990.
In August Saudi Arabia and the UAE said they planned to open the ‘Arar’ land border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990.
‘Arar’ is a border crossing between Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The nearest town in Saudi Arabia is ‘Arar’ and the nearest in Iraq is An Nukhayb.
Saudi has decided to offer the route to Iraq After 26 years