Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Air France Flights Welcomed in Iran

Persian Journal Iran News - Latest Iran News, news Tehran Iranian News persian news web site sport irani news iranians site farsi women sport woman, newspaper football: "Air France Flights Welcomed in Iran
Jun 23, 2004, 09:38

Air France that resumed last week nonstop commercial flights between Paris and Tehran after a seven-year halt is facing rapturous welcome from Iranians who are willing to fly to the French capital.

'70% of Tehran-Paris flights have been reserved for the coming three months. Air France predicts to carry around 40,000 passengers between Tehran and Paris in ten months,' Air France chief Jean-Cyril Spinetta told reporters during a visit to mark the resumption of Air France flights between Paris and Tehran.

The French airline struck Tehran off its list of destinations in 1997 because of the poor profitability of the route. But growing foreign investment opportunities in Iran have seen increased demand for seats in recent years. Air France offers three direct flights a week, the first of which landed at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport on June 15. Spinetta said: 'Iran and France have seen their exchanges grow in recent years. "

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