Have a nice flight: British Airways, Air France have plans for Iran

Business Materials 11 February 2016 15:34 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11

By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:

Three leading European airlines namely British Airways, KLM and Air France have plans to launch extraordinary trips to Iran on the eve of the new Iranian year starting March. 21, an Iranian official with the transportation ministry has said.

Hamid Reza Seyyedi, a board member of Iran's main international gateway, Imam Khomeini International Airport, has said that the European airlines have presented flight plans to for late March, the transportation ministry's official website reported.

According to the official, Lufthansa which has already resumed flights to the country has submitted a request to increase the number of its flights during the new Iranian year March 21 - 1 April.

He further added that the domestic airlines have also requested to increase the number of flights during the holidays.

The European airlines halted their flights to Iran due to international sanctions over the past years and now with the removal of sanctions they plan to resume or increase the number of flights to the Islamic Republic.

After a number of nuclear talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced Jan. 16 about the implementation of the JCPOA, aka nuclear deal, and the removal of economic sanctions on Iran.

According to the statement, the EU confirmed that the legal framework, providing for lifting of its nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions, is effective.