UAE signs air services deal with Iran

11 December 2008

The UAE and Iran have signed an agreement to regulate and operate flights between the countries. The two countries agreed to designate Emirates airline, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, RAK Airways and Fly Dubai as the national carriers from the UAE and Iran Air, Mahan Airlines, Asseman Airlines, Caspian Airlines, Kish Airlines and Taban Air as national carriers from Iran. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will operate 43 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and five major Iranian cities, Emirates and Fly Dubai will jointly operate 84 weekly flights between Dubai and Iranian cities, Air Arabia will have 49 weekly flights from Sharjah to Iranian cities while RAK Airways will operate 39 weekly flights between Ras Al Khaimah and Iranian cities.

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