The Kirkuk airport in Iraq is officially opened for civilian operation on Sunday. The inaugural flight came from Baghdad and landed in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
The airport has been used as a military base by the former Iraqi regime and the American forces used it to topple Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003. Since then, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have used it for military logistical support.
The first commercial flight with many Iraqi delicates was operated by Iraqi Airways.