Granting travellers an alternative destination for their holidays, British Airways has adopted a new six-times-weekly service from London Heathrow to the Iranian capital of Tehran.
This development comes hot on the heels of the recent relaxation of sanctions, which has opened up new prospects for Iran as a tourist destination. The country offers visitors the chance to experience fascinating heritage and culture, unique architecture and delicious cuisine and delicacies.
The new flights also grant more choice and flexibility between London and the Middle East, especially for families looking to visit relatives. Tehran is also an emerging business market.
Head of network and fleet, British Airways, Sean Doyle remarked: “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. Iran is a fascinating country, full of amazing and surprising places for tourists to visit and discover its sophisticated and ancient culture.”
Doyle added: “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.”
The service from Heathrow Terminal 5 will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777.