Justin Trudeau has said evidence suggests a missile brought down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this week. Iran’s civil aviation chief, however, said he was “certain” that the plane was not hit by a missile.
A Boeing 737 operate by Ukraine International Airlines has crashed in Iran. With more than 170 people on board, the Red Crescent in Iran said it was unlikely there would be any survivors from the accident.
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued a warning to travellers considering visiting the Middle East. Following the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by United States forces, security in the region has seen a sharp deterioration.
Qatar Airways will expand its operations in Iran with the launch of a new twice-weekly direct service to Isfahan International Airport, starting from February 4th. The carrier is also introducing increased services to Shiraz and Tehran, from early January 2019.
Iran is to host the first Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, a top-level gathering of international investors, owners, operators, developers and government officials. In addition to rich reserves of oil, gas and metals, Iran has a promising consumer sector with a well-educated population of 80 million inhabitants.
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.