Only Qatar Airways operates direct flights from Doha to Najaf (Iraq), which it started on the 26th January 2013 (Nafaj became Qatar Airways' 124th destination), with 4 flights a week.
“With our new Najaf services, we are giving the people of Iraq more choice and greater travel options to fly around the world after years of restricted access to air services. Similarly, with all the reconstruction efforts well underway in Iraq, there is a need for flights to bring in construction workers. As an air service provider, we at Qatar Airways have the faith and are doing our bit in the rebuilding efforts of the country. Najaf represents a significant part of Qatar Airways’ growth strategy of opening new, diverse routes connecting people in underserved markets to destinations around the world with more ease and convenience than ever before.” said Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways.