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.