Iran’s national flag carrier Iran Air said it has resumed scheduled flights to five European countries which had been suspended over the past seven months due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Iran’s main airline, Homa, known internationally as Iran Air, announced that it is restoring flights to Istanbul after a seven-month shutdown that was caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Iran and other parts of the region.
Iran Air will be sending special flights to Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Spain, and Qatar from the Iranian capital Tehran and Shiraz in the coming days. The special flights have been arranged to bring back the Iranian nationals who are stranded in the named countries due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Mehr News Agency reported.
Director General of Iran Air Touraj Zanganeh said on Tuesday that his company had achieved self-sufficiency in repairing and maintaining its fleet, despite the US unilateral sanctions which have cut the flag-carrier’s access to parts and technical supports from original makers.