Ali Salman - 11.23.2013 AD - 20:00 | Kuwait Airways sent on Wednesday, the first regular flights to Iraq since the invasion of Iraq in 1990 in a new sign of improved relations between the two neighbors.
The director of the Najaf International Airport Murtada al-Musawi told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Kuwait Airways official said 100 passengers transferred to the city of Najaf, 160 km south of Baghdad, adding that most of the passengers of the Shiites, who traveled to visit the "holy sites" in the city.
According to KUNA that Kuwait Airways plans to conduct twice-weekly flights to Najaf, the most secure of the capital Baghdad, which is witnessing almost daily bombings.
And improved relations between Kuwait and Iraq last year after a debt settlement dating back to the period of the Gulf War in 1991.
And strengthened ties also thanks to a series of reciprocal visits involving the Emir of Kuwait and Iraqi Prime Minister.
And resumed Iraqi Airways flights between Baghdad and Kuwait in February for the first time since the invasion. However, most of the major airlines that use that line still flies across other cities such as Dubai, despite the fact that the distance between the two capitals of the Iraqi and Kuwaiti does not exceed 560 kilometers.
In December, Kuwait Airways waived for lawsuits against their Iraqi counterparts against a compensation of $ 500 million dollars.
That was part of the judicial dispute largest dispute regarding compensation valued at billions of dollars dating back to the period when the invasion forces captured the former president Saddam Hussein on aircraft and aircraft parts.