Based on the most recent assessments of the security situation in Iraq, the Lufthansa Group resumes flight operations to Erbil in northern Iraq. Austrian Airlines put its daily flight from Vienna back on the schedule last week. Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt to Erbil twice a week. The first scheduled flight was LH696 on Saturday, Aug. 30. Both airlines had most recently suspended their flights to Erbil on Aug. 8. The northern Iraqi city lies outside of the conflict zone controlled by IS. According to the most recent assessments, the security situation allows for safe flight operations to Erbil. The Lufthansa Group will continue to avoid Iraqi airspace in transit traffic, for instance to Asia and the Middle East.