British Airways, Air France to halt direct flights to Iran

British Airways and Air France have announced that they are halting direct flights to Iran, citing low profitability as the US reimposes sanctions on Iran.

The two carriers yesterday said they will suspend flights to and from Tehran from the middle of September.

British Airways said that it is scrapping its London to Tehran service as it was currently not commercially viable.

Air France, which had run connections to the Iranian capital through its low-cost operator Joon, said it would axe the route on September 18, blaming poor commercial viability.
The administration of US President Donald Trump imposed economic sanctions on Iran earlier this month, prompting foreign businesses to review their operations in the country.

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