Belarus and Iran have agreed to open direct flights between their capitals from March 26, Transport and Communications Minister Aleksey Avramenko said on Monday following talks between the presidents of Belarus and Iran in Tehran.
“From March 26, direct flights from Tehran to Minsk will be resumed. The Iranian airline Mahan Air will fly,” Alexei Avramenko said.
According to the minister, flights will be carried out twice a week.
Mahan Air is an Iranian airline headquartered in Tehran, Iran. It was founded in 1991 and began operations in 1992. Mahan Air operates domestic and international flights to destinations in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Mahan Air has faced sanctions by the United States and the European Union due to allegations of support for terrorism and links to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. As a result, the airline has been restricted from operating in certain countries and using certain airports.
Despite these challenges, Mahan Air remains one of the largest airlines in Iran and continues to serve a significant number of passengers both domestically and internationally.