Iran Air eyes more Belgrade flights

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Iran Air expects to expand its operations in Serbia in the coming period after launching services between Tehran and Belgrade last Saturday. Speaking at a press conference in the Serbian capital this morning, Iran Air's Deputy Manager of Operations, Abbas Ahadian Moghdam, said, "We hope to expand this operation. We could introduce some additional flights from other Iranian cities and we hope to establish good relations and cooperate with Air Serbia". The Iranian Ambassador to Serbia, Hossein Mola Abdollahi, noted, "This service is the second major achievement in bilateral relations between Iran and Serbia. The first was the mutual abolishment of visa requirements for each others' nationals last September. In the past six months, 7.000 Iranian tourists visited Serbia, which is unprecedented. This number will continue growing during the upcoming Iranian New Year, as well as the summer school holidays". He added, "I hope Air Serbia will soon introduce flights to Iran as well, primarily to secondary cities such as Isfahan and Shiraz". The press conference was also attended by the Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Rasim Ljajić, who said that Iran is among the top eight markets which have been given priority by Serbia this year in terms of tourism promotion, noting that there were 2.305 overnight stays by Iranian tourists during the first two months of the year.

Iran Air established two weekly flights to Belgrade with its Airbus A320 aircraft last week, marking the resumption of scheduled operations between the two countries following a 27-year hiatus. This will be followed up this Sunday by a new two weekly service between the two capitals operated by Qeshm Air, as well as a two weekly operation by Mahan Air, which will commence in April.

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  1. The cake says Belgade. Are you guys also thinking of a name change? :) Greetings from Macedonia.

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  2. Ovo je sjajna vest za Beograd uzevsi u obzir da se neki pocetni problemi u hodu resavaju i da ce se potpisati sporazum o readmisiji koji ce omoguciti Srbiji da vrati u Iran sve one koji zele da zloupotrebe bezvizni rezim.

    Beograd ce videti sve vise letova iz Irana kao i turista iz te daleke zemlje.

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  3. Congrats BEG but that cake typo is really funny. :D

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    1. what is the typo? I don't see it...

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    2. On the cake in the photo. It says Belgade instead of BelgRade.

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    3. hahahahhahahah

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  4. I bet Tehran-Belgade will go three weekly really soon.

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    1. I suppose you mean 3 pw with IR because BEG already has 6 weekly flights to IKA (2xIR, 2xQB, 2xW5)

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    2. Yes, yes. Iran Air.

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  5. Where in Belgrade (or even better online) to buy the round ticket ex Belgrade? Can't find anything.

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    1. You can find it on search engines like airtickets.com for example, as well as Iran Air website. But you might find it difficult to find any seats before June because flights are sold out. Even in June a few days are sold out.

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    2. I just checked few random dates in August and September and price for return ticket is 1500 EUR and more.

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  6. Isfahan i Shiraz su veliki gradovi od po 1,5 miliona stanovnika. Oko tih gradova gravitira veliki deo stanovnistva tako da ta dva grada mogu biti potencijalna destinacija.

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  7. Shall they upgrade to widebody to cater for this huge demand? Or they know their request will be rejected just like Turkish was?

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    1. This Turkish thing is getting ridiculous. Turkey rejected Air Serbia's slot request, Turkey impounded a JAT plane for over 10 years without any premise. And I failed to see this sense of outrage.

      Iran Air can operate any aircraft it wants to Belgrade.

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    2. 10 years??

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    3. Correction, 9 years. From 1992 until 2001. And this was contrary to international law actually.

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  8. It was a genuine question as I don't know about the case.

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