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Tehran, Munich planning to resume direct flights soon

Iran and Germany have agreed to resume direct flights between Tehran and Munich next month after a ten-year pause.

Iran’s capital city, Tehran, and Munich in Southern Germany plan to resume direct flights next month after a decade-long halt.

Iran’s Mahan Air is slated to launch its first direct flight from Tehran’s International Imam Khomeini Airport to Franz Josef Straus Airport of Munich in the Bavarian state in Southern Germany on November 12.

The resumption of direct flights from Tehran to Munich comes after a 10-year halt since the German airline, Lufthansa, stopped its direct flights between the two major cities in 2004.

The Iranians can use Munich airport as a transit route to other parts of the world, especially the US and Canada.

Mahan Airlines, operating under the name Mahan Air, is a private Iranian airline.

The airline was established in 1991 and began operations in June 1992 as Iran’s first private airline. The name of Mahan is taken from Historical city of Mahan in Kerman Province.

It operates scheduled domestic services and international flights to the Far East, Middle East, Central Asia, and Europe. Its main hubs are Imam Khomeini International Airport and Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran.

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