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British Airways resumes Iran flights after four-year ban

Services between Tehran and London are serviced by a four-class Boeing 777

British Airways resumes Iran flights after four-year ban

After four years of restriction, British Airways has resumed its flights to Tehran from London on September 2 following the lifting of some sanctions against Iran in January.

Six weekly flights will operate between Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport and London’s Heathrow airport.

British Airways’ Head of Network and Fleet Sean Doyle called Iran a “fascinating country, full of amazing and surprising places for tourists to visit and discover”.

He said the lifting of sanctions allow Iran to re-open for business and pave the way for commerce to re-connect with its economy.

Flights between the two capitals are serviced by British Airways’ four-class Boeing 777.

Tehran is one of 20 new routes that the airline has launched this year, including San Jose, Costa Rica, California and Lima.

Iran features some of the world’s largest and oldest mosques, bazars and historical sites. Some of its tourist attractions include ski slopes in Tochal that remain open from November to May.

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John 3 years ago

Good luck BA with yet another attempt at building a commercial base in Teheran - history shows that the dice are loaded against you.
Sooner or later diplomatic problems will arise between Teheran, sorry Qom, and London when (male) Brits will be arbitrarily picked up in the middle of the night and taken to the tarmac at Imam Khomeini Airport before being deported via British Airways. Demonstrations outside the UK Embassy at Ferdowsi will follow prior to closing the Embassy and ruining BA's attempts at developing an international service. The pattern will then repeat itself over subsequent years and many investors will continue to lose out while the regime chuckles to itself.