Transport Minister Abdullah Laibi announced on Friday the approval of the deployment of a new corridor from the far south of Iraq to the Kaban point in the far north of Iraq towards Turkey.
This came during the participation of the Iraqi delegation in the meeting of ICAO on the development of air corridors between the Middle East and Europe (RDGE / 31g) in Paris 31st version.
"Since the establishment of the General Company for Air Navigation Services, the ministry has taken upon itself the development of air corridors and navigation services, to accommodate the growing movement in Iraqi airspace and to make the movement dynamic and global safety in accordance with the standards of international organizations.
He added; "Iraq has demanded for years to open this corridor, but did not receive his request in response, but the serious steps of the Ministry of Transport and aviation cadres worked hard day and night to gain the confidence of international organizations and work in terms of safety and international security adopted by the Civil Aviation Organization (lCAO)." .
He pointed out that "Iraq had two international corridors in its sky and today we have three operating corridors in addition to obtaining approval to reduce the horizontal distance of the aircraft from (20) miles to (10) miles, which increases the flow of traffic and multiples."
"This great achievement comes as the ministry seeks to support the leading and important role of the General Company for Air Navigation Services, which struggled with time until it succeeded in attracting airlines through the passage of its aircraft through our airspace in a number that doubled from what was previously to occupy a prominent place in the Middle East and regional countries." ".