You can now fly to Iran again – if you fancy your chances

You can now fly to Iran again – if you fancy your chances


British Airways will resume flights to Iran today for the first time since the service was suspended four years ago.

London, Tehran: The first British Airways (BA) passenger plane landed at Tehran international airport on Friday morning after the airline suspended flights to Iran in October 2012.

The airline will operate six flights a week between London Heathrow and Tehran, rising to a daily service later this year.

The Boeing 777, which departed from London’s Heathrow airport at 9.10 p.m, arrived in Imam Khomeini International at 6.15 a.m, Xinhua news agency reported.
British Airways became the first British airline in four years to fly directly to Iran following the lifting of some sanctions against Tehran.
BA first offered flights between London and Tehran in 1946 but ended its service in 2007 as sanctions were imposed on Iran over its nuclear programme.

 The service was suspended in October 2012 amid instability in the Middle Eastern country.

Six return flights per week will operate between London Heathrow and Tehran, rising to a daily service later this year.

BA described the Iranian capital as “an important destination” for the airline.