• Mon / 8 April 2019 / 13:24
  • Category: Economy
  • News Code: 98011906671
  • Journalist : 71477

Iran's Mahan Air launches direct flights to Venezuela

ماهان ایر

Tehran (ISNA) - Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline on Monday launched first direct flight to Venezuela.

The spokesman of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, Reza Jafarzadeh said that the route was launched in the early hours of Monday, and the plane will carry foreign ministry officials to Caracas.

Jafarzadeh said a delegation from Mahan Air was also travelling to Caracas to discuss maintaining regular flights between the two countries.

The non-stop Tehran-Caracas flight will take 16 hours.

Iran has voiced support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who faces demands from the United States to step down. Russia, China, and Turkey have also backed Maduro, Reuters reported.

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