Air France resumes flights to Iran after nuclear deal

ASSOCIATED PRESS
TEHRAN
Published 17.04.2016 20:06
Updated 17.04.2016 20:13
Air France ground staffs work next to the Airbus A330 of the AF 738 Paris Teheran inaugural flight at Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, north of Paris, France, Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo)
Air France ground staffs work next to the Airbus A330 of the AF 738 Paris Teheran inaugural flight at Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, north of Paris, France, Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo)

An Air France passenger plane has landed in Tehran international airport, marking the resumption of Paris-Tehran flights.

The Sunday flight is the first Air France jet to land in Iran in eight years, following a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers that went into effect in January.

The resumption of international flights to Tehran's Imam Khomenei International Airport is one of the tangible results of the deal, which capped Iranian nuclear activities in return for the lifting of economic sanctions. Iranians occasionally complain that the deal has not yet produced visible benefits.

Air France will fly to Iran three times a week. German carrier Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines also run several flights a week connecting Iran and Europe.

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