Four European airlines have shown interest to launch flights to Shiraz, negotiations are currently underway.
Shiraz International Airport’s airport director announced today that they currently are negotiating with four European airlines for the launch of direct air services. The subjected airlines are from Austria, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom. The airlines, most likely to be the national carriers from respective countries, are planned to launch flights to Shiraz very soon. The first route could be introduced as early as in December 2016.
Currently, Shiraz is operated by four international airlines with Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul service being the closest to Europe.
In September 2016, Aviation Iran reported that Shiraz is in talks with three airlines. Austrian Airlines was confirmed as one of the airlines. Moreover, Tehran is in talks with four other airlines to launch flights to the capital, Air Canada included.
Today, Shiraz International Airport handles around 36,000 flights a year. In April 2016, a new international terminal is set to open, adding 3 million to the annual passenger capacity.
Photo: Swiss International Air Lines