New Airline in Iraq Bans Iraqis

There’s a brand new airline in Iraq fittingly called ExPat Airways, and aside from limiting food and alcohol on the flight, they’re also banning citizens of Iraq, among other countries.

According to ABC News, “Expat Airways said it is only accepting U.S. and Western citizens on its flights as it tries to capitalize on the thousands of U.S. contractors traveling in and out of the Iraqi capital each month.” This is the first airline to restrict passengers based on nationality. Also barred from boarding are Indians, Pakistanis, and people from other non-Western countries, according to the Seattle Times.

The only route runs from Amman, Jordan to Baghdad, Iraq, and costs a whopping $450 each way. [via]