First Thai aero plane lands at IKIA

TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) – The first Thai Airways flight landed touched down on Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) at 19:00 local time on Saturday.

Thai Airways marks the 56th airliner which is performing flights to Tehran’s IKIA.

Prin Yooprasert, Director Route Management – Australia, Africa and M.E. Department of Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd said during the opening ceremony that “Boeing 777-200 flew from Bangkok to Tehran on Saturday.”

“Currently, four flights per week are scheduled and we hope that daily flights will be performed in near future,” he continued.

Yooprasert noted that the launch of the new flight route can help further develop economic ties between Iran and Thailand which will in turn increase the number of flights between the two sides.

The official underlined that Thai Airways possesses 96 passenger aircraft which fly to 80 international destinations.

“Presently, flights are made to Tehran while in future they will be landing in Mashhad and Isfahan as well,” said Yooprasert.

Founded in 1960, the Thai Airways enjoys an average fleet age of below 12 years and was named as the world’s best airliner in the year 2006.

Presently, Iran's Mahan Airline Company operates six flights each week via the same route and given the four flights by Thai Airways, the total number of flight will reach ten.

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