Interest at the present time many of the major industrialized countries in Europe and the United States to achieve the investment market of Iraq, the opinion of specialists the importance of finding significant opportunities in Iraq before it’s too late, indicating that the Iraqi market and one of the activities of the Middle East market at the moment, called the countries of Europe and America to increase interest in and to increase its efforts to establish a foothold in Iraq, and this is what necessitated the international airlines start flights to Baghdad indifferent to the situation which prevails in the past .. It recently announced that Austrian Airlines intention to begin flights to Baghdad at the beginning of June and by three flights per week ..
In the view of watchers and investors the importance of this step, which they said served as a link between European countries and between industrial spot important investment in the Middle East, Iraq ..
According to a source in the company, the Austrian Airlines will resume flights between Vienna in early June -
- Vienna is on the agenda an average of three flights a week to the Iraqi capital. Indicating that the trips are by plane belonging to the fleet of Airbus A320 because of the importance of passengers who will be a mixture between ordinary people and investors and representatives of international companies willing to invest in Iraq ..
The source said that after 21 years of Austrian Airlines back again to the capital, Baghdad and Erbil, opened to the second party in Iraq ..
The source hinted that Austrian Airlines is a pioneer in the Middle East and is already going since December 2006 and the first airline belonging to Western Europe, flights to northern Iraq, and has expanded its presence on the ground continuously. In June of this year will run Austrian Airlines flights six times a week to Erbil.
Moreover, the fact that the first European country to Austria after the war in Iraq and at the initiative of Austrian Airlines in the spring of 2004 to conclude a new bilateral agreement on transport and liberal with the Iraqi authorities. With the additional flights linking Baghdad to provide Austrian Airlines flights to 12 destinations in the Middle East.
A large number of businessmen and investors, as well as major companies have complained about the lack of air link between Iraq and the countries of Europe or America, which makes it imperative for coming into Iraq from those countries or leaving it down when neighboring countries and stay there for long hours before resuming their journey the other, a that cost more effort and time as well as the extra money they have paid wages to the passenger aircraft other than those which are independent to the countries of Europe ..