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airBaltic to launch Riga–Tehran service

On 8 June, airBaltic will launch a thrice-weekly service between its Riga base and Tehran, Iran, for passengers travelling via the Latvian capital to/from Europe, Scandinavia, CIS countries, and the Baltic region.

Tero Taskila, chief commercial officer of airBaltic, commented, “Following the previously announced launches of Amman and Beirut, Tehran is already the third destination that airBaltic will start this year in the Middle East – a region that becomes ever more important in the world’s economic and political arena, and that has continued to grow even amidst global recession and generate increasing passenger numbers. The Iranian capital is a major cultural and business centre, and airBaltic will provide a vital link between Tehran and Scandinavia, Europe, CIS countries, Baltic region and our rapidly growing Finnish market.”

Flights to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with the return flights to Riga on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The airline will use Boeing 737 aircraft for a flight that will last for four hours and 45 minutes.

In the Middle East, airBaltic serves five destinations – Dubai, Tel Aviv, Amman, Beirut, and Tehran.

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