Two-way air flight between Kish Island and Iraq's Sulaymaniyah was launched after first airplane carrying tourists from Kurdistan Region landed in the island on Sunday.
First Sulaymaniyah-Kish flight was handled by Mahan Airline which brought 103 tourists from KRG to the island on Sunday.
The flight was launched to facilitate visits and support tourism industry will be operated every Sunday and Wednesday.
Director General of Kish Airports Ezzatollah Mohammadi told reporters that the flight was established after a year of follow-up.
With the addition of this route, the number Kish International Airport's flights hits 21 domestic and foreign destinations, he said.
Establishment of the flight is significant for Kish Island as it will reinforce tourism industry in the economic and commercial terms, he said.