Iran 'increases flights to Malaysia'
Iran's Civil Aviation Organization has announced that the number of weekly flights from Iran bound for the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur has been increased, Press TV reported.
The organization's Director General of Legal and International Affairs, Masoumeh Ebrahimi, told IRNA on Friday that the number of flights will be increased from five to seven per week.
The agreement was made when a Malaysian delegation visited Iran last week.
"We increased frequencies of flights in order to meet the growing demands of passengers in this route," Ebrahimi said.
She added that Malaysian airliners can sign commercial contracts with Iranian firms and use other route based on the new agreement.
Ebrahimi also said the current Iranian cities which have direct flights to Malaysia are Tehran, Mashhad and Shiraz.
Iranian airliners IranAir and Mahan and Malaysia's AirAsia currently carry out flights between the two countries.
Regarding bilateral negotiations, the two countries' airliners are obliged to agree with request of additional flights.