Mahan Air of Iran starts direct flight to Cochin in Kerala
Iran News – Mahan Air of Iran starts direct flight to Cochin: “- Mahan Air, a private airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, started its operation of direct weekly flight on Tehran-Cochin sector, IRNA said.
With the arrival of Mahan Air flight to Cochin in Kerala, India from Tehran on Wednesday, the regular weekly operation of this airline is expected to enhance trade and tourism between the two friendly countries.
A gathering of Iranian and Indian delegation was present at the Cochin airport on the occasion.
Siyavosh Zargar Yaqoubi, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to New Delhi in his message read by Mohammad Ahani, deputy chief of the mission said, growth of trade exchange between the two countries has made it imperative to increase direct flight operations.
Presently, direct flights operate between Iran and India on Tehran -Mumbai and Tehran-New Delhi sectors. The direct flight between Tehran and Cochin started from today, is an unprecedented event in the history of transport ties between the two countries.
‘I have no doubt that these few flights do not fully meet the requirements of the ever growing cooperation between the two countries,’ Iran’s ambassador said in his message.
‘I am sure that in future we would witness the establishment of direct flights between different cities of Iran and India as well,’ the message said.
Establishment of direct flights between Tehran and Cochin, in view of the tourist attractions in this state and also good opportunities in the fields of information technology and pharmaceuticals, along with holding of trade exhibitions and joint tours, can greatly contribute to the expansion of cordial relations between the two countries, the message concluded.”