British Airways has today relaunched flights to Tehran, marking the first direct route to the Iranian capital by the British flag carrier in four years.
The new six times a week service is relaunching following the recent relaxation of sanctions.
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.
“Iran is a fascinating country, full of amazing and surprising places for tourists to visit and discover its sophisticated and ancient culture.
“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 is being operated by a four-class Boeing 777 with return fares starting from £535 for customers flying in World Traveller.