Please Fasten Your Seatbelts. Next Stop: Baghdad International Airport
It was announced this week that this September, commercial flights from Bahrain to Iraq will begin courtesy of Gulf Air, as well as flights from London to Baghdad via Iraqi Airways, eliminating the necessity of traveling by pesky military armored caravan or private diplomatic aircraft.
In all seriousness, I think this is great for the country. Not that anyone expects a flood of tourists to begin pouring into the country soon, but the small prospect of travelers and family members seeking to visit the country is a sign that Iraq is on its way to normalcy. Just think of some of today’s hottest travel destinations — Colombia, Cambodia, Vietnam — who would’ve thought these countries would be travel hotspots just a decade or two ago?