News ID: 209097
Published: 1004 GMT January 30, 2018

Hundreds of Iran pilgrims in limbo at Baghdad Airport

Hundreds of Iran pilgrims in limbo at Baghdad Airport

Hundreds of Iranian pilgrims have been left stranded in Baghdad Airport because of heavy snow in Iran which shut down Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport for a couple of days.

Iranian pilgrims are facing delayed and cancelled flights. They have also received poor services from the airport and the airline companies, IRNA reported.

The problem of Iranian passengers has adversely affected the everyday functions of the airport.

Despite lack of cooperation on the side of certain tourist companies which have dispatched Iranian passengers to Iraq, necessary arrangements have been made for their temporary settlement in Iraq, an official in Iran mission in Baghdad told IRNA.

The first winter snow and freezy weather covered the Iranian capital and many other cities across the country on Jan 28.

The snow was so heavy that it shut down schools in Tehran and other cities and all governments departments started their work with a two-hour delay. It also disturbed flight arrivals and departures in Tehran while it blocked roads and streets and caused many cars get stuck on the way.

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