Tuesday, 25 June, 2019

Germany’s Lufthansa to launch service between Munich and Tehran ‘Today’

Lufthansa German Airlines is set to launch a new service between Munich and Tehran today.

German airliner announced that Tehran will be served 3 times a week starting on July 4, likewise with an Airbus A330-300. The flights take off on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

International flight LH602 by Lufthansa serves route from Germany to Iran (MUC to IKA). The flight departs Munich terminal «2» on 4 July 22:10 (10:10 pm) and arrives Tehran, Imam Khomeini on 5 July 05:20 (5:20 am). The distance is 3,521 km and the average flight time is about 4,5h. Iranian Airline Mahan Air operates this route with 2 weekly flights.

Planned schedule as follow.

LH602 MUC2210 – 0520+1IKA 333 146
LH603 IKA0655 – 0930MUC 333 257

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Source: aviability.com

Lufthansa announced in October last year that it will resume direct flight from Munich to Tehran on 14 April 2016, but the service was delayed due to operational reasons.

The flight route between Munich and Tehran was previously offered by Lufthansa between April 2004 and the summer of 2006.

Iran has a potential order list for 500 commercial planes to renovate its aging fleet. In January, Iran signed a major deal worth over $27 billion for the purchase of 118 planes from Airbus. The deal was signed during a landmark trip to Paris by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.

Talks to purchase more planes are currently underway with several other leading aviation enterprises including Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier and ATR.

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