Royal Jordanian suspends all of it’s flights to Baghdad

posted on 6th January 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Royal Jordanian suspends all of it's flights to Baghdad

Royal Jordanian Airlines have decided to halt all of its services between Amman and Baghdad, effective January 3, 2020 until further notice, in light of the security situation in the city and at Baghdad International Airport.

Royal Jordanian explained that its other flights to the rest of the Iraqi cities: Basra, Erbil, Najaf and Sulaymaniyah are operating normally as scheduled.

On 2 January, the USA killed Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, in an airstrike near Baghdad international airport, escalating political tensions in the region. Washington has advised all of its citizens to leave the country immediately. 

Royal Jordanian operates 18 weekly scheduled flights between Amman and Baghdad.