Iran, Korea agree to launch Tehran-Seoul direct flight
Tehran, Iran, July 2
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Iran and South Korea have approved launching direct flights between the two countries’ capitals, Tehran and Seoul, according to Head of Iran-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group Assadollah Abbasi.
Briefing about a meeting held by the group on the sidelines of the 2nd annual Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries' Parliaments, he said “Koreans are interested in Iran as regards natural and historical tourism,” Mehr news agency reported July 2.
“Although Iran remains among top ten countries in the world in terms of tourist attractions, lack of direct flights elevates travel costs and hinders arrival of more tourists,” the MP noted.
Officials from Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Iran Air, branded as the Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will hold joint sessions with their Korean counterparts, Abbasi stated.