British Airways to Begin Flying to Iran From July 14

British Airways

(Reuters) – British Airways will begin direct flights from London’s Heathrow airport to Tehran from July 14, International Consolidated Airlines Group SA said on Wednesday.

The company, which operates British Airways and Iberia Airlines, said it would will launch the route as a six-per-week service before moving to daily flights from winter 2016.

IAG said last month it hoped to begin flights following the lifting of sanctions on Iran.

(Reporting By Mamidipudi Soumithri in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)