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Article from BTNews 5 SEPTEMBER 2016

BA returns to Tehran

The business potential of Iran was highlighted by British Airways last week as the carrier relaunched its Heathrow – Tehran route with a six-times-a-week B777 service following the recent relaxation of sanctions. “As well as giving more choice and flexibility between London and the Middle East, especially for families looking to visit relatives, Tehran is also a great emerging market with real opportunities for businesses to grow commercial links,” the airline said.

Head of network and fleet Sean Doyle added: “BA has a long history of flying to Iran so we are very excited to be launching our new service. “Iran is a fascinating country, full of amazing and surprising places to see to discover its sophisticated and ancient culture. … [and] the recent lifting of sanctions has also effectively allowed Iran to re-open for business.

“It has 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 new flights are operating from Heathrow Terminal 5 with a four-class service – World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, Club World and First.

BA has also produced a video showing captain Kami Hosseini Johnson talking in English and Farsi about the new service.

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