British Airways resumes direct flights to Iran
On Friday September 2, British Airways resumed direct flights to Iran, 70 years after the UK's national carrier first began flying into Iran
On Friday September 2, British Airways resumed direct flights to Iran, 70 years after the UK's national carrier first began flying into Iran.
British Airways has reinstated a direct flight route between Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran and London Heathrow. The route will now be serviced by six-weekly flights on a four-class Boeing 777.
Commenting on the news, British Airways head of network and fleet Sean Doyle said: “British Airways has a long history of flying to Iran so we are very excited to be launching our new six times a week service, direct from Heathrow to Tehran. Iran is a fascinating country, full of amazing and surprising places for tourists to visit and discover its sophisticated and ancient culture.
“The recent lifting of sanctions has also effectively allowed Iran to re-open for business and paved the way for commerce to re-connect with Iran’s economy, which is the second largest in Middle East and North Africa, with a diverse range of businesses and industries.”