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After 40 years Korean Air good to go to Iran

Staff writer |
Korean Air has won the lucky dip to run direct flights to Iran for the first time in 40 years.

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The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport allocated the license for four direct Incheon-Tehran flights per week to Korean Air, leaving Asiana Airlines empty-handed.

A Korean Air spokesman said the carrier will start with cargo flights followed by passenger transport.

The ministry also authorized increased flights from Korea to India from six to 13 a week, giving seven to Korean Air and six to Asiana.

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