Mahan Air to fly to Birmingham


Birmingham International Airport (BIA) has announced that Iranian scheduled airline Mahan Air will commence a twice-weekly scheduled service to Tehran from July 2. 

This will be the only service outside London to the Iranian capital.
The non-stop service will operate every Friday and Saturday using a 204-seat Airbus A310 aircraft. From Tehran, Mahan Air offers convenient onward connections to Bangkok and Delhi with waiting times of only two hours between flights. 
Mehdi Bahrami, vice-president commercial of Mahan Air, said, “Tehran provides valuable connections for onward travel to the Indian sub-continent and Thailand, as well as offering a wealth of tourism opportunities for those wishing to discover more about this fascinating country. The direct link from Birmingham will make Iran far more accessible for British travellers and members of the Iranian community living in the UK. I am confident that the new service will prove to be extremely popular.”
Richard Heard, managing director, BIA, said, “This is an exciting development for BIA. The service will add a brand new gateway to the Middle East for people in the Midlands and beyond, as well as opening up additional travel options to Bangkok and the Indian Sub-continent.”