Soon in SarajevoIranian airline Mahan Air will commence scheduled flights from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport to Sarajevo at the start of the 2010/2011 winter season, on October 31. As “Croatian Aviation News” reports, flights will operate via Istanbul. More details regarding the airline’s new service are expected in the coming months. The Airbus A300-600 or the Airbus A310 is most likely to operate on the flights.
Mahan Air operates both international and domestic flights from Iran’s main hub and has a fleet of 23, mostly aging, aircraft. The airline had previously operated charter flights to Sarajevo over the years. There is a sizable Iranian community in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is currently served by 11 scheduled airlines.
If the flights materialise, Sarajevo would be the only city in the EX-YU region to be connected to the Iranian capital. Last year, Croatia Airlines planned to commence seasonal flights to the city but decided not to after political turmoil ensued following the Iranian general election.