Germany's Eurowings airliner to launch flights to Iran
Lufthansa's low-budget subsidiary, Eurowings, will launch flights to Tehran, becoming the latest European carrier to announce service for one of Asia's main commercial capitals, the company announced on its official homepage, IRNA reported.
The airline will start a weekly service from Cologne-Bonn Airport to the Iranian capital by the end of March 2016 before doubling its weekly flights (Tuesday and Thursday) effective May 2016.
The route will be operated by an Airbus A330, the company stated.
Last week, Lufthansa and its other subsidiary Austrian Airlines announced plans for new flights to Iran amid a growing demand as business and tourism is crawling back to life in the energy-rich country.
Lufthansa will launch flights from Munich to Tehran and switch to larger Boeing 747s instead of an Airbus A340 for its flights from Frankfurt to Tehran by the summer of 2016, the German aviation website aerotelegraph said.
Austrian Airlines will be also departing twice a day from Vienna for the Iranian capital, offering one extra daily flight, starting March 11, 2016.