BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines (MEA) announced on Tuesday that they will resume flights to Erbil International Airport after a six month long hiatus.
According to Lebanon’s National News Agency (NNA), Middle East Airlines will begin flights to the Erbil International Airport in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on April 3rd.
MEA added that they will conduct at least four flights per week, scheduling them on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The airline had originally halted its flights to Iraqi Kurdistan, following the blockade that was imposed on region by the Iraqi government.
This blockade by the Iraqi government was imposed on the the Iraqi Kurdistan region after the local government there held an independence referendum in September 2017.