In a press release from the Iranian Airports Holding Company, referring to Isfahan Airport’s director it is stated that the airport is in negotiations with three international airlines.
The airlines that the airport have entered negotiations with are Austrian Airlines, Jazeera Airways and Qatar Airways.
Austrian Airlines was set to launch the 4 weekly Vienna – Isfahan route on 4th April 2016 but revised it to 3 weekly with launch on 4th September 2016.
Jazeera Airways has announced to launch a 2 weekly service from Isfahan to Kuwait as of the 2nd of July 2016.
The third airline is Qatar Airways with an intention to resume the Isfahan – Doha route, although no detailed plan has been announced yet by the airline.
It is worth mentioning that all of the three airlines have increased the number of flight to Iran since the nuclear deal. Austrian Airlines will by September 2016 have increased the flights from 6 to 18 weekly with services to Tehran and Isfahan. Kuwait Airways has increased with one additonal flight to Tehran, besides operating two weekly flights to Mashhad and now launching Isfahan. Qatar Airways has upgraded to larger aircraft on the Tehran route and operates as normal with 4 weekly flights to Shiraz and daily to Mashhad.
Since the beginning of the Iranian New Year (March 2016), flights from Isfahan to Kish Island, Mashhad and Qeshm Island have been increased. Additionally, the airport has informed the operating airlines that an increase on the routes to Ahvaz, Abadan, Tabriz and Tehran are demanded.