TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Mehr News Agency) - The deputy director of Kish Free Zone Organization (KFZO) for tourism affairs announced on Friday that a direct flight is to be launched between Milan and Kish Island in February 2009.
Mehr News Agency quoted Hamidreza Tahmasebpour as saying that the flight route is to be established based on an agreement which was signed last week by the KFZO and Italy's Eurofly airlines.
The flight will be launched in a bid to promote Iran-Italy tourism relations and facilitate the travel of European people to Kish as the first tourist destination in Iran.
The sides have signed the initial agreement on the issue, said the official, adding that the flight will be done tentatively once a week on Thursdays for a period of four months.
Eurofly is a privately owned airline based in Milan, Italy listed on MTA Stock Exchange and controlled by Meridiana Airline. It is Italy's leading carrier in leisure flights market and mainly operates international, medium and long haul, point-to-point flights.
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