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Iraq signs contract with IATA to allows it to collect airspace transit fees

Iraq has signed a contract with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that gives it authority to collect fees from aircrafts that pass through its airspace.

Iraq’s Transport Ministry announced the development in a statement.

The Ministry disclosed that its technical secretary signed the contract, describing it as the “first of its kind, and results into collecting fees for passage through Iraqi airspace.”

The statement also took note that the contract would “ensure secure, orderly aviation, and represents an important economic factor that refreshes the country’s economy.”

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