News

New BA Flights From London Heathrow to Tehran

New BA Flights From London Heathrow to Tehran

British Airways is to launch a London Heathrow – Tehran route as a six-per-week service before moving to daily flights from winter 2016, giving customers even more choice and flexibility between London and the Middle East.

The BA service from Heathrow Terminal 5 will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777.

Neil Cottrell, British Airways’ Head of Network Planning, said: “Iran is a large and growing economy and Tehran is a brilliant business city so we are incredibly excited to be adding another gateway to the Middle East for our customers.

“The recent lifting of sanctions opens up exciting new prospects for Iran as a tourist destination and with its rich heritage, unique architecture and world-class food it is unsurprising Tehran is tipped to be a popular destination for 2016.”

The airline has a long history of flying to the city and offered the first scheduled flights between London and the Iranian capital in 1946.

Tehran is one of 14 new routes British Airways will be launching this year, which include San Jose, Costa Rica, San Jose, California and Lima in Peru.

As well as being a bustling business centre, Tehran is a treasure chest of mosques, fortresses and temples and the city’s Tachara Palace is world-famous for its stunning architecture.

Culture vultures can visit the ghost town of Koporak in Yazd, skiers can head to the slopes in Tochal, and savvy shoppers can explore the maze of bustling alleys and stalls in Tehran’s oldest and biggest bazaar.

British Airways flights include free food and drink, free online check-in and seat selection 24 hours prior to departure.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

Ethiopian Airlines Gets Fifth Freedom Rights for Dublin-Madrid

Michael FloodMay 18, 2019

Hotel Hendricks to Open in New York City

Michael FloodMay 17, 2019

Air Canada to Purchase Air Transat

Michael FloodMay 16, 2019

ITTN Highlights Malta, New Destinations and Cruising in May Issue

Neil SteedmanMay 16, 2019

ITTN’s Great Value Travel Deals – 16th May 2019

Neil SteedmanMay 16, 2019

Iconic Red Routemaster Bus to Feature at WTM London 2019

Neil SteedmanMay 16, 2019

Eurostar Launches New Virtual Guide to Assist Travellers with Autism

Neil SteedmanMay 16, 2019

CAR Publishes Q1 2019 Quality of Service Report on Dublin Airport

Neil SteedmanMay 16, 2019

Hertz Launches New Scholarship Programme

Neil SteedmanMay 16, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland