Jan 1, 2022, 2:37 PM
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A new step to boost Iran-Pakistan tourism, Iran Air launches flight to Lahore

Lahore, IRNA -- In the latest initiative to develop people-to-people contacts between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan the first passenger flight of Iran Air lands in Lahore, the cultural heart of Pakistan.

An Airbus 320 aircraft of Iran Air arrived in Lahore the capital of Punjab province on Saturday afternoon from Mashad following the efforts of the Consulate General in Lahore.

A direct flight from Mashad to Lahore by Iran Air is another step to develop relations between Iran and Pakistan, especially in the fields of trade and tourism.

A special ceremony to welcome the launch of flight from Mashad to Lahore was held at Allama Iqbal International Airport which was attended by Pakistani aviation officials, as well as Morteza Frati, Acting Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Lahore, and Mohammad Parsanjad, Head of Iran Air in Pakistan.

A new step to boost Iran-Pakistan tourism, Iran Air launches flight to Lahore

According to the schedule, the flight will be operated every Saturday from Mashad to Lahore.

Iran Air flight left Lahore International Airport for Holy Mashad International Airport with 124 passengers a few hours ago.

Lahore is one of the important cities of Pakistan and is known as the 'cultural heart' of the country, so the resumption of these flights can be an effective step in the development of bilateral relations between Iran and Pakistan.

With the establishment of Iran Air flight from Mashad to Lahore, the number of direct flights between Iran and Pakistan increased to six.

Currently, Iran Air operates one weekly flight from Tehran to Karachi.

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