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Iran and UK 'sign flights deal'

Published 10/03/2016

British Airways is resuming flights to Iran in July
British Airways is resuming flights to Iran in July

Iran and Britain have signed an agreement for 42 weekly passenger flights between the two countries, a report has said.

Iranian state TV said the countries' civil aviation authorities would allow each nation to maintain 21 weekly flights to various destinations. There will also be unlimited cargo flights.

British Airways plans to resume its scheduled flights to Iran in July. The carrier halted flights to Tehran in 2012 amid rifts between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Iran Air, however, continued its three weekly flights to London.

Last December, Air France also said it would resume flights to Tehran for the first time in more than seven years, starting in April.

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