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Iran Air boosts Heathrow-Tehran service

Iran Air is boosting its Heathrow-Tehran service by adding a fourth weekly flight this summer. The airline is also upgrading the aircraft serving the route to a A300-600 to a Boeing 747 to meet the expected hike in demand.Acting as a temporary summer measure, the additional service will run from 29 March 2009 and will continue to operate until 24 October 2009.

Flights will depart Heathrow’s Terminal 3 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 4.00pm and arrive in Tehran at 1.20am the next day.

All flights will be operated by 747, with business and economy seats.

UK general manager Daryoush Niknam said: “We are experiencing heavy demand not just for flights to Tehran, but also for onward connections to the regional cities of Mashad, Shiraz and Tabriz.

“The new flight and larger aircraft will enable us to offer more flexible itineraries as well as very competitive fares.”