Speaking on the occasion, he said the government wants remotest areas of the country to have air connectivity.
The number of airports has reached 100 in the country and the government wants to facilitate air travel for every person, he said.
Najaf is a city in Iraq, which has great religious significance, especially among Shia Muslims.
The five-and-a-half-hour flight from Lucknow to Najaf will operate on Mondays and Thursdays.
Along with facilitating passengers, the air connectivity, it is expected, will promote tourism between the two countries.
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