Planes. First direct connection Madrid-Tehran after 16 years
The pandemic flight brought Iranian citizens home
Unfortunately, a historic flight marked by the Covid-19 virus, the one that brought a group of Iranians to Spain back home on Monday. The extraordinary thing is that it is the first direct air connection between the two cities after 16 years of suspension.
The route was reactivated under pressure from the Iranian embassy in Madrid, urged by a group of at least 170 Iranians, including many students, who asked to go home precisely because of the pandemic in the Iberian country, and that carried out the day before yesterday was the first of two flights organized for their return. Like almost all countries in the world, Iran has also undertaken to negotiate and coordinate with other countries to launch extraordinary flights aimed at repatriating its citizens who have been stranded in different parts of the world, after the closure of the borders due to the coronavirus emergency.
The second connection will be made today.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency