Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Iran
TEHRAN, Iran, Sep. 28
Vice President of Operations of Imam Khomeini Airport Town Company, Alireza Majzoubi, announced that the Turkish Airlines flights to Tehran resumed after a six-month break due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
"Following a COVID-19 outbreak in the world, everyone witnessed a decrease in travel and subsequent cancellation of flights in most countries, including our country,” Vice President of Operations of Imam Khomeini Airport Town Company Alireza Majzoubi said, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.
“By reducing the Coronavirus related restrictions imposed by the countries, we are witnessing a slow boom in air travel, although according to international organizations, the number of air passengers by 2023 will not be as high as in 2019,” he said.
Majzoubi said that now the Qatar Airways and Emirate airline, along with a number of domestic airlines, fly to Imam Khomeini Airport.
“Since yesterday (Friday, September 25), Turkish Airlines have also resumed their flights to this airport,” he noted.
“The Turkish airline, which had suspended its flights to Tehran for 6 months due to the coronavirus outbreak, decided to operate 7 weekly flights on the Istanbul-Tehran route and vice versa, following consultations and coordination between the two countries,” he added.
"Currently, all outgoing passengers at Imam Khomeini Airport must have a negative coronavirus PCR test result, otherwise, according to health instructions, it is not possible to issue the boarding pass for them,” said the Imam Khomeini Official.
"According to the rules of the Civil Aviation Organization, all incoming passengers must submit a negative coronavirus PCR test at the entrance of the Imam Khomeini Airport upon arrival in the country,” he said adding that otherwise, the passengers have to stay in quarantine until the result is achieved.