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Air France resumes Tehran flights after 7 years

Tehran, June 22, IRNA-- The French national airline, Air France, resumed its Paris-Tehran flights on Monday after a seven-year suspension.

The resumption of Air France's Paris-Tehran flights comes amid intensified efforts to strengthen the airline's financial status, the enhanced economic ties betwen Iran and France and Iran's status as a tourist destination, said Air France President Jean-Cyril Spinetta here Monday evening.

Speaking to reporters, Spinetta said Air France is launching three weekly flights from Paris to Tehran every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday with return flights taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

He added that his company was considering increasing its weekly flights to Tehran to five in the near future.

Air France is also thinking of opening a Paris-Kish line to take tourists to this Iranian island in the Persian Gulf, said the French official.

He said his company is happy with Iran's airport services, and praised Tehran's efforts to upgrade its flight network.

A ceremony held here to mark the airline's resumption of services was attended by a number of high-ranking Iranian officials, ambassadors of foreign countries and prominent local businessmen.

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