Air France to resume Tehran flights in 2016

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Air France announced today that it will resume direct flights  from Paris to Tehran in April in a further sign that EU nations are preparing for the end of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. The flights stopped in 2008.

Three flights a week will take off from Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport.

Air France wants to work with “a country with dynamic growth, the European Union being Iran’s fourth-largest trading partner”, a company statement said.

BA terminated flights to Tehran in 2012 and other international airlines suspended services around the same time as part of international measures to pressure Iran about allegations that it was developing nuclear weapons.