IAG owned British Airways are to resume direct flights from London to Tehran from July, re-establishing links with the Iranian capital after sanctions were recently lifted. BA will initially run six flights a week then increasing to a daily flights rotation from winter 2016, all centred on London Heathrow Airport.
The airline is following in the footsteps of Air France-KLM restarting flights to Tehran after Iran agreed to ditch its nuclear programme in return for lifting of United Nations sanctions in January.
Iran is looking to secure substantial foreign investment after President Hassan Rouhani visited Europe last week.
BA had a long history of flying to Tehran, its first scheduled flights to the city was in 1946. It curtailed regular flights in 2012 , due ,thety say, 'to a combination of commercial and political reasons'.
Now post sanctions and re-untied with its previously frozen overseas financial assets, Iran agreed last week to buy 118 Airbus jets worth $27 billion at list prices, including a dozen A380 superjumbos.
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