Air Asia plans to restart flights to Iran | Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Malaysian low cost airline, Air Asia, is planning to restart scheduled flights to Iran, IRNA reported on Saturday.

The flights will be resumed in the next Iranian calendar month of Esfand (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) on the occasion of the new Iranian calendar year, which will begin on March 21.

Air Asia has announced that it is likely to operate two flights per week from its operating base at Kuala Lumpur to Tehran.

In October 2012, Air Asia suspended its flights between Kuala Lumpur and Tehran.

The airline said the decision was due to Iran’s challenging economic and business conditions, including the volatility of its currency.

Air Asia launched the flight in August 2010, a move that reflected the growing business links, particularly in the oil and gas sector, between Iran and both Malaysia and other Asian nations.

Feb 9, 2014