Tehran, Iran, Apr. 5
By Mehdi Sepahvand, Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Air France flights to Iran will be continued without any problem, Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's adviser for supervision and strategic affairs and spokesperson of the government said a press conference in Tehran, Trend's correspondent reported April 5.
He made the remarks while responding to a question regarding the recent disputes over covering hair of female cabin crew when in Iran.
Under Iranian law, women must cover their hair in public places. Air France, which is preparing to restart flights to Tehran from April 17, earlier ordered its female members of flight crews to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran.
The decision erupted protests by some staff and they said that don't want to be forced to cover their hair when in Iran. Air France later announced that it would allow female cabin crew and pilots to opt out of flying routes to Tehran.
Nobakht commenting on the issue said that every country has its own rules.
"The company has left free the stewardesses to go or not to go to Iran which will not lead to any problem regarding the company's service," he added.
The official further said that Air France used to fly to Iran in the past and there are many other foreign airlines flying to Iran as well.
"So the business will be continued," Nobakht underlined.