flydubai, the world’s fastest growing start-up airline ever, has added two additional Iraqi destinations to its network with flights to Baghdad and Najaf due to start in the New Year.

The new routes bring flydubai’s network to 48 destinations across 27 countries in the GCC, Middle East, Africa, Indian Sub-Continent, Asia and the fringes of Europe.

flydubai launched services to Iraq in 2010, serving Erbil and Sulaimaniyah, providing a huge impetus to travel between UAE and Iraq, while promoting trade ties between the two countries. The new routes mean flydubai now offers 14 flights a week to Iraq.

Flights to the two destinations will start in the New Year, allowing travellers from the UAE to take advantage of low-cost fares to two of Iraq’s commercial hubs. The four-times weekly flights to Baghdad will begin on January 17, with the three times a week service to Najaf commencing on January 29.