On 29 December, Pouya Air launched the 30 minutes long flight from the Van, Turkey to Urmia, Iran, IRNA reports. The flight was set to begin on 22 December but due to technical issues it was delayed to one week later. As of now the route is scheduled to three weekly departures, operated by Antonov An-74, however this may be changed. Both of the countries hope that this new route will bring increased trade and trourism between them.
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