Qatar Airways inaugurates Najaf as its third Iraqi destination
Qatar Airways' Doha to Najaf
Qatar Airways added Najaf (NJF) in central Iraq to its offering from Doha (DOH) on 23 January. The airline, which already operates to Erbil and Baghdad, now operates four-weekly services to Najaf using its A320s. Akbar Al Baker, the airline’s CEO, said: “Iraq is proving to be an important market for Qatar Airways. The start of our services to three cities in the country within a short span of time emphasises the value and importance of tourism, trade and business links between Qatar and Iraq.” While there is no direct competition on the 1,000-kilometre route, flydubai offers thrice-weekly schedule from Dubai, which it launched in January 2012.