British Airways Returns To Tehran

British Airways has resumed flying to Tehran this week after a 4-year hiatus.


The inaugural service, piloted by British-Iranian Captain Kami Hosseini, took off from London (Heathrow) at 2134 hrs for the Iranian capital, where it landed at 0607 hrs the next morning. The new service opens another chapter in British Airways’ long affiliation with the city. The Oneworld member offered the first scheduled flights between London and Tehran back in 1946 and is poised to take advantage of a projected increase in travel to Iran after the lifting of economic sanctions and a new era of openness.


Operating 6 times a week from Mondays to Saturdays, flight BA 153 departs London (Heathrow) at 2110 hrs bound for the Iranian capital, where it lands at Imam Khomeini International Airport at 0625 hrs the next morning. The return flight, BA 152, will take off from Tehran at 0835 hrs from Tuesdays to Sundays and touches down back in London at 1110 hrs. British Airways will utilize a 4-class Boeing 777-200ER for the flights, configured with 14 First, 48 Club World business, 40 World Traveller Plus and 122 World Traveller economy seats.


British Airways becomes the latest European carrier to fly to Iran, following Air France which resumed its own Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Tehran (Imam Khomeini) service in April 2016.


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