KLM to suspend flights to Tehran

July 10, 2018

Dutch airline KLM said it has decided to suspend its flights to Tehran for the time being 'as a result of the negative results and financial outlook.'

The airline, part of the Air France KLM group, made the announcement in a short statement on its website on Saturday (July 7).

KLM said its last flight will leave Amsterdam on September 22 and return on September 23.

Passengers with a ticket for a flight from Amsterdam to Tehran or vice-versa on or after 24 September will be transferred to the most suitable alternative or financially compensated, the airline said.

The carrier had earlier ceased flights to Tehran in 2013, resuming them in 2016 after the nuclear deal was signed with the US and five other international powers.

In May, US President Donald Trump said his country was pulling out of that agreement and would be reimposing economic sanctions on Iran.

Air France resumed flights between Paris and Tehran in 2016 after an eight-year gap. The airline continues its flights.

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