Iran Resumption of Int’l Flights Underway

Iran Resumption of Int’l Flights Underway
Iran Resumption of Int’l Flights Underway

Suspension of flights to/from France and Pakistan have been lifted after a gap of two months, according to the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran’s spokesperson.
“France and Pakistan have been removed from the list of special countries, following the decision of Health Ministry regarding cross-border Covid-19 healthcare protocols for air travel,” Mohammad Hassan Zibakhsh was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
He noted that admission requirements for incoming passengers from France include a valid certificate showing they have had two doses of coronavirus vaccine. 
There are currently restrictions on flights to 39 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Zibakhsh, German airline Lufthansa plans to increase its flights from Frankfurt to Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport to five per week in the near future.
“Lufthansa Airlines resumed its flights to Iran on April 16 after around 15 months of suspension. At present, three flights take place every week,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA. 
The official noted that Lufthansa is very popular with Iranian passengers for connection flights to the US and Canada.
Lufthansa had suspended flights since January 2020 after a Ukrainian airliner was shot down soon after takeoff from Tehran.
Zibakhsh said that Austrian Airlines will also resume flights from Vienna, Austria, to Tehran as of July 17, adding that the airline has scheduled three weekly flights.
“Apart from Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Iraqi Airways, Qatar Airways and Pegasus Airlines operate flights from Imam Khomeini Airport to European and Asian destinations,” he added.
Austrian Airlines will resume Vienna-Tehran flights as of July 17,  Zibakhsh had said earlier.
“Vienna-Tehran-Vienna flights by Austrian Airlines are scheduled thrice a week. IranAir, the country’s flag carrier airline, has the permit to operate roundtrip Tehran-Vienna flights twice aweek but due to Covid-19 situation, it now offers one flight to the Austrian capital,” he was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency. 

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