Economy, Domestic Economy

KLM to Resume Tehran Flights From Oct. 30

The flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-200.The flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-200.

KLM says it will resume service to Tehran from October 30. Tehran will be the 14th new destination the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands has added to its network in 2016, Bahrain-based online business news and information portal Trade Arabia reported.

Four weekly services will be operated between Schiphol and Tehran, supplementing the Paris-Tehran service operated by Air France since April 16, 2016.

 “KLM has further strengthened its network with a new destination – the 14th to be added this year. This confirms that our strategy is starting to bear fruit. On the one hand we are improving our efficiency and productivity, while on the other we are investing in growth,” said Pieter Elbers, KLM president and CEO.

The flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-200. KLM will meet passenger needs by offering three different travel classes on board: 34 seats in World Business Class, 40 seats in Economy Comfort, and 242 seats in Economy Class.

In the past, KLM operated service to Tehran from July 1991 through April 2013.

Including the new flights to Tehran, KLM now offers 37 flights to nine destinations in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, Austrian Airlines, a subsidiary of Lufthansa recently announced plans to launch 3X-weekly Vienna-Isfahan services from September 4 as part of a new bilateral air transport agreement between Austria and Iran. In March Austrian expanded its Iran operations with the launch of a second daily Vienna-Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport service.

Lufthansa itself resumed flying non-stop from Munich to Tehran. Starting on July 4, the connection under flight number LH 602 began three times a week.