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BA, Air France to Stop Flights to Iran

By John Lee. British Airways (BA) and Air France have both announced that they will stop flying to Iran in September, saying that the routes are “not commercially viable.” According to a BBC report, the reintroduction of US sanctions has caused a slump in the value of the Iranian rial, making it harder for Iranians […]

Iran Eyes Tripling Flights to Afghanistan

The Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) said the country has offered to triple the number of weekly flights to neighboring Afghanistan. According to Ali Abedzadeh, there are now nine direct flights a week between Iran and Afghanistan. Highlighting the need for more flights between the two neighbors, the official said Iran has proposed […]

Austrian Airlines drops Isfahan and Shiraz Routes

By John Lee. Austrian Airlines has announced that it will stop flights to the Iranian cities of Isfahan and Shiraz. In a statement, the company said: “Isfahan and Shiraz in Iran will already no longer be represented in the Austrian Airlines flight offering as of the middle of September 2018. However the traditional flight to […]

KLM to Suspend Direct Flights to Tehran

By John Lee. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has said that it has decided to suspend its direct flights to Tehran “for the time being as of 24 September … for commercial reasons“. In a statement, the company said: “As a result of the negative results and financial outlook for the Tehran operation, the last flight […]

Air France reduces Iran Flights

By John Lee. Air France is reported to be cutting its Joon service between Paris and Tehran to the summer season only. According to a report from Reuters, the company blames weak demand since it began operations two years ago. It’s Joon subsidiary was launched in December 2017 and is aimed at young people. (Source: […]

Iran, Serbia resume Direct Flights after 27 Years

After a gap of 27 years, direct flights between Iran and Serbia resumed Saturday, when an IranAir jet touched down at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport, Serbian media reported. IranAir is offering a direct service between Tehran and Belgrade twice weekly, with all flights fully booked until the end of the summer, the reports said, according […]

Oman Budget Airline to serve Shiraz

By John Lee. Oman’s SalamAir is to launch its first service to Iran from 28th February. The budget airline will operate two weekly flights to Shiraz, which it says is seeing increasing popularity as a medical and tourism destination. It also expects to launch services to Tehran and Mashhad in the future. (Source: Muscat Daily)

ATA Airlines to start Islamabad-Mashhad Flights

By John Lee. Iran’s ATA Airlines is set to launch a weekly flight between Mashhad and Islamabad. Daily Pakistan reports that the inaugural flight will arrive at Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Saturday 10th February 10:00 pm, departing on Sunday at 1:00 am. Kish Air is operating direct flights between Islamabad and Tehran; Iran […]

Etihad to End Flights to Tehran

By John Lee. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will reportedly stop flying to Tehran. According to Reuters, the airline will reduce its service from five flights per week to two from 25th December, before stopping completely on 24th January. No reason was given for the suspension, but the airline is currently engaged in a strategy review. […]

Airplane Contracts Complex, Confidential: Iranian Official

CEO of Iran Air Farzaneh Sharafbafi said contracts for purchasing passenger planes are complex and confidential. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Saturday, Sharafbafi dismissed speculation about details of Iran’s contracts with the Western plane makers, giving an assurance that Iran Air would make the best and most logical decisions. The contracts to purchase […]

Plans for Flights between Erbil and Urmia

By John Lee. An Iranian official has been quoted as saying that plans are in progress for direct flights between Erbil International Airport (pictured) and the city of Urmia, in Iran’s Kurdistan province. Ahmad Montazami, the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s office in Urmia, told Fars News Agency that the service could be started […]

Iran Closes Airspace to Flights from Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly closed its airspace to all flights originating in Iraqi Kurdistan. It’s state-run IRNA news agency said on Sunday that the move followed a request from Baghdad. In a separate development, an Iranian official has been quoted as saying that plans are in progress for direct flights between Erbil and […]

Qeshm Airlines Adds European Routes

By John Lee. Iran’s Qeshm Airlines has commenced direct flights between Tehran and Brussels. Starting on Tuesday 27th June, the airline will fly every Tuesday, landing at Brussels Airport at 9:10 am and departing for Iran 2 hours later. The route will be served by a 132 seat Airbus A319. From 14th July, the airline is […]

Iran Opens Airspace to Qatari Flights

An Iranian civil aviation official said Qatari aircraft bound for Europe or Africa can fly over Iran’s territory as of Tuesday, after four regional Arab states decided to suspend diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspend air transport with Qatar. An official at Iran’s Airports Company said on Tuesday morning that Qatari airlines, including […]

Finland to Sign Air Transport Deal with Iran

A ranking Finnish diplomat unveiled plans for the conclusion of an agreement with Iran on air transportation. In a meeting with an Iranian deputy foreign minister in Helsinki, Secretary of State at Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs Peter Stenlund said the air transportation agreement will be prepared and signed in the near future. He also […]

Austrian Airlines to offer Flights to Shiraz

Starting on July 2, 2017, Austrian Airlines will take off four times a week to the Iranian city of Shiraz. The airline will serve this route Vienna-Isfahan-Shiraz, leaving Vienna on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to make an interim stopover in Isfahan. In addition to existing services of up to 14 weekly flights to Teheran […]

Direct Flight between Iran, Pakistan Soon

Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad Mehdi Honardoost said Iran and Pakistan have agreed to establish direct flights between the two nations in the near future. Pakistan and Iran agreed to boost their cooperation in the aviation industry and transportation by establishing a direct flight route between Tehran and Islamabad, Honardoost said on Friday during a meeting […]

IAG Cargo Offers London-Tehran Service

By John Lee. IAG Cargo has become the latest airline to launch services to Iran. According to a report from The Loadstar, the company is offering six flights a week between London and Tehran with a 777- 200 aircraft. “With Iran’s economy predicted to grow, as new companies wish to expand and modernise, we expect […]

British Airways Re-starts Direct Flights to Tehran

British Airways has announced that it has today started to operate direct flights to Tehran from London’s Heathrow Airport. The service will run six times a week from Heathrow Terminal 5, using a four-class Boeing 777. Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Head of network and fleet, said: “British Airways has a long history of flying to […]

Austrian Airlines to Launch Flights to Isfahan

Austrian Airlines, a Lufthansa subsidiary, plans to add new flights to Iran’s central province of Isfahan. Austrian Airlines said in a statement that it plans to launch 3X-weekly Vienna-Isfahan services from September 4, Air Transport World website reported recently. Vienna-Isfahan services will become 4X-weekly starting from summer 2017, it added. Isfahan will be the second […]