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Mahan Air Will Fly to Stockholm
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Mahan Air Will Fly to Stockholm

The Swedish Transport Ministry has approved Mahan Air’s plans to launch flights from Tehran to Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden during the summer period. In addition, Iran Air’s permission to operate flights to Stockholm and Gothenburg has been renewed.
As there still are some sanctions in place against Iran, all Iranian airlines must seek permission from the transport ministry, as well as the Swedish government. The government decided to give Mahan Air the permission to operate 2 weekly flights on Tuesdays and Sundays with start on June 2 until October 27, 2016 by the aircraft types A310 and A340. The decision was made on the 17th of March 2016.
Confirming the news to aviationiran.com, the ministry acknowledged that Mahan Air is blacklisted by the US government, but added that the EU has its own guidelines.
“For non-EU airlines to seek air traffic permission there are well-established procedures to control these airlines in Sweden, as well as commonly in EU,” the ministry said in an email.
Mahan Air has for this summer season placed its most ambitious plans to date with new services from Tehran to Paris and Copenhagen. Flights to London and Tokyo are also expected to be launched. Furthermore, flights to several European and Asian destinations were increased earlier this month.

 

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