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Air France cuts back on Iran flights due to weak demand

Air France’s move comes amid uncertainty over whether or not President Trump will pull out of Iran nuclear deal. (Shutterstock)

Air France is cutting its Joon subsidiary’s service between Paris and Tehran to the summer season only, due to poor economic performance over two years in operation, an Air France spokeswoman said.

“Air France has decided to adapt its program to better match demand,” the spokeswoman told Reuters in an email message, adding that the decision would take effect from October 28.

Air France’s move comes amid international uncertainty over whether or not US President Donald Trump will pull out of a 2015 deal with Iran.

Under that 2015 deal, Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear program to satisfy world powers that the program would not be used to develop weapons. In exchange, Iran received relief from sanctions, most of which were lifted in January 2016.

Air France added it would take care regarding the re-booking of flights for customers affected by the change. Air France’s decision follows a similar one in December by Etihad Airways, which had also said it would scrap flights to Iran and Uganda.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 2 May 2018 KSA 15:13 - GMT 12:13
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