Beginning Saturday, the airline will fly its first commercial flights since the military ouster of Saddam Hussein, the Associated Press reports.
The decision follows last month’s carrier agreement between Kuwait and Iran, according to The Daily Star. The agreement calls for Iraqi Airways to pay Kuwait Airways $500 million to settle a dispute between the two nations.
AP says the conflict stemmed from damage that was caused to Kuwait’s national carrier during Iraq’s invasion and subsequent occupation, between 1990 and 1991.
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