Baghdad International Airport yesterday saw one of the first passenger planes to fly into the Iraqi capital direct from Western Europe since the Gulf War, and in the process opening a potential new route to stronger international business ties. Aigle Azur joins Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, MEA and Turkish Airlines who all fly to and from Baghdad. When the airline began planning the route about a year ago, they wanted to begin passenger service immediately after the inaugural flight, said the president of Aigle Azur’s executive board, Francois Hersen. But there wasn’t enough passenger interest, in part due to Iraq’s

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