The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) resumed flights to and from Baghdad Thursday after a two-day suspension of operations in the wake of a shooting incident at the Iraqi capital’s airport.
“MEA resumed flight operations to Baghdad today with one flight scheduled for arrival later today,” a source at Beirut airport told The Daily Star.
Flydubai, Emirates Airlines, Sharjah’s Air Arabia, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines suspended flights Tuesday after a flydubai plane was hit by a bullet just before landing at Baghdad International Airport Monday night.
Iraq’s Transport Minister Bayan Jabr has said that the plane was hit at an altitude of 600 meters by gunfire likely to be from a light machinegun.