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Demand grows for passenger and cargo flights to Iraq

This week sees the first Emirates flight to Basra, one of a number of airlines restarting flights to the key cities across Iraq.

Despite the ongoing security risks, the airlines say demand is growing and it is a lucrative market to be in.

But it is not just growing passenger numbers that will bring in the cash.

Cargo is a booming market too and as the country's economy begins to grow again, it needs to import more and more from overseas.

Ben Thompson reports.

  • 06 Feb 2011