British Airways resumes flights to Iran

Services between Tehran and London are now serviced by a four-class Boeing 777

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British Airways has started flying directly to Tehran from London Heathrow, following it’s return to Iran on Friday (September 2), according to the airline’s official press release issued in Dubai.

British Airways has been flying to the country for the last 70 years.


The resumption of flights follows the recent relaxing of sanctions and opens up the options for Iranian travelers to explore the UK, Europe and further afield.

The route from Imam Khomeini International Airport will be serviced by six-weekly flights to British Airway’s hub at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

Six times a week service

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Head of Network and Fleet, said: “British Airways has a long history of flying to Iran so we are very excited to be launching our new six times a week service, direct from Heathrow to Tehran.”

“The recent lifting of sanctions has also effectively allowed Iran to re-open for business and paved the way for commerce to re-connect with Iran’s economy, which is the second largest in Middle East and North Africa, with a diverse range of businesses and industries,” he said.

For those international travelers interested in exploring Iran for leisure and business, it is a “fascinating country, full of amazing and surprising places for tourists to visit and discover its sophisticated and ancient culture,” added Doyle.

On the new Iran route, the airline is offering seats on its Boeing 777 in First, Club World (business class), World Traveler Plus (premium economy), and World Traveler (economy).

Tehran is one of 20 new routes British Airways has launched this year, including San Jose, Costa Rica, San Jose, California and Lima in Peru.

Terminal 5 has been recognised as the world’s best terminal for the fourth consecutive year in the Skytrax awards.

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