Aug 12, 2003

British Airways says gets go-ahead to fly to Iraq

LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - British Airways Plc, Europe's biggest airline, said on Tuesday it had been given the go-ahead by Iraq's Governing Council to resume flights to the country after a 13-year interlude.
"We have been given permission to fly to Basra in the near future," said a spokeswoman, who added that service to the war-torn country would grow gradually.Flights to Basra, Iraq's second city, were likely to resume by the end of the year, the airline said...