British Airways has started flying directly to Tehran to London Heathrow, following the airline’s return to Iran on Friday 2 September, marking 70 years since British Airways first started flying to the country.
The route from Imam Khomeini International Airport is being serviced by six-weekly flights to British Airway’s hub at London Heathrow’s Terminal five. This follows the recent relaxing of sanctions, opening up exciting new prospects for Iranian residents to explore the UK, Europe and further afield.
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.”
From 2 September flight BA0153, British Airways’ four-class Boeing 777 is offering seats in its first, business class, premium economy, and 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.
As well as being a rapidly growing modern metropolis, Tehran is a treasure chest of mosques and historic palaces and is a blend of historical and contemporary architecture. Those looking to explore more of Iran can visit the ghost town of Koporak in Yazd, skiers can head to the slopes in Tochal, and savvy shoppers can explore the maze of bustling alleys and stalls in Tehran’s oldest and biggest bazar.