Lufthansa Delays the Launch of Munich – Tehran Flights

Lufthansa has delayed its plans to launch their second route from Germany to Tehran. Orignially planned to start on 14 April 2016, the service is now moved to begin on 4 July 2016 due to operational reasons. It will conduct 3 weekly flights, operated by A330-300. The distance is 3,521 km and the average flight time is 4,5h. Mahan Air operates this route with 2 weekly flights.

The flight route between Munich and Tehran was previously offered by Lufthansa between April 2004 and the summer of 2006.

Following the reduction of sanctions and the re-activation of economic ties related to these, we expect a strong increase in demand for business travel. For cultural travellers Iran will become increasingly interesting as well, said Thomas Klühr, Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Finances & Hub Munich.

With the new connection from Munich, the Lufthansa Group complements its daily offering with an upgrade from A340-600 t0 B747-400 from Frankfurt beginning on March. On top of this, Austrian Airlines will also fly up to twice a day from Vienna with an Airbus A320. Although, Lufthansa’s subsiday Eurowings has suspended its plans to launch a one weekly service from Cologne to Tehran. Iran Air already operates Tehran – Cologne, one or two weekly depending on the season.

 

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