British Airways is returning to Iran’s capital Tehran after roughly four years of absence, Airlineroute reports. British Airways has a long history in operating Tehran, dating back to 1946. British Airways, as many other airlines, pulled out of Iran when the sanctions showed its consequences. Many airlines are now resuming its service to Iran and especially Tehran thanks to the relief of sanctions.
The London – Tehran route is already operated three times per week by Iran Air, using A300/A310. British Airways plans to resume flights to Tehran on 14 July 2016 with six weekly flights, but later increasing to daily on 30 October 2016, using a four-class B777-200ER.
The flight departs from Lodnon at 21:10 local time and touches down in Tehran on 06:25 the day after. After two hours and ten minutes it takes off with destination London where it will land at 11:10.
Reservation will open on 4 February 2016. Iran is seeing increased flights in the foreigners’s hope to invest and tourism in the country. UK also re-opened its embassy in Tehran in Summer 2015.
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