Six flights a week to start in the summer
British Airways (BA) will resume direct flights to Irans capital Tehran starting 14 July, the company said.
The airline plans to start with six flights a week from Terminal 5 at Londons Heathrow airport before offering daily flights by winter of 2016. The route will be served by a four-class Boeing 777 aircraft.
BA suspended direct flights to Tehran in 2012. The route has since been served exclusively by the Islamic Republics state carrier Iran Air.
The British airline began operating flights between London and Tehran in 1946. The recent lifting of sanctions opens up exciting new prospects for Iran as a tourist destination, Paolo de Renzis, BAs head of Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, said in a statement.
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