The FAA lifts its 16-year ban on U.S. airliners flying into Iraq. Though it's a stretch to...

|By:, SA News Editor

The FAA lifts its 16-year ban on U.S. airliners flying into Iraq. Though it's a stretch to imagine any well-known carriers jumping into the Iraqi market anytime soon, the decision has broader implications. If foreign ownership rules are ever relaxed by U.S. politicians, airlines in the U.S. with a Mideast presence become slightly more attractive to global interests.