Lufthansa links Teheran to Munich as Iran relations thaw

Lufthansa links Teheran to Munich as Iran relations thaw

Lufthansa is flying non-stop once again from Munich to Teheran.

Starting today, the connection under flight number LH 602 will begin three times a week at 22:10, arriving at the Iranian capital at 05:20.

The Airbus A330-300 offers Lufthansa passengers the latest cabin facilities including Premium Economy with 21 seats.

With this new connection the Lufthansa Group is expanding its daily offer with a Boeing B747-400 from Frankfurt.

Moreover, Austrian Airlines is currently flying up to twice a week from Vienna with an Airbus A320.

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“Due to increasing business relations, we are expecting a significantly higher demand in the future.

“Iran has also gained greater significance with culture tourists,” said Thomas Winkelmann, chief executive, Lufthansa Munich hub.

The connection between Munich and Teheran was last offered from spring 2004 to summer 2006.

The Iranian capital is situated at an altitude of around 1,100 metres above sea-level and boasts a wealth of attractions including three ski resorts.

The metropolis has more than ten million inhabitants.

Half of the Iranian industries are located in Teheran, especially the oil and gas industries.

Other economic sectors are the textile, agriculture and building materials industries.