FlyDubai to begin two new Iraq routes

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Middle Eastern budget carrier FlyDubai will launch new routes from Dubai to the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Najaf in 2012.

FlyDubai will begin four-weekly flights to Baghdad on 17 January and thrice-weekly service to Najaf on 29 January.

According to Innovata schedule, FlyDubai will face competition from Emirates on Dubai-Baghdad route. No other airline currently operates nonstop flights between Dubai and Najaf.