British Airways is to resume non-stop services between London Heathrow and Tehran, Iran, on Sunday August 9. The move will save two hours on the current journey time.
The airline currently operates three one-stop services a week to Tehran via Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The resumption of non-stop services, after 20 years of indirect flights, has been prompted by increased customer demand.
The new three-times-weekly service will be operated by Boeing 777s, the most modern aircraft in the British Airways fleet. Passengers will be able to choose from a three class service featuring the award winning First with its 6ft 6ins completely flat bed, and the Club World Cradle seat, dubbed one of the most comfortable seats in the sky.
Commenting on the new schedules, David Noyes British Airways’ Director for UK, Africa and Middle East said: ” The re-introduction of non-stop services to Tehran will save our customers two hours flying time. Iran is an important business market and the ability to offer non-stop services between Iran and the UK will significantly improve connections onto our global network.”