Iran Air Airbus 320, photo by Born Raphael (www.planespotters.net)
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdic meet with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bosnia and Herzegovina Seyed Hossein Rajabi.
The meeting focused on the liberalization of the visa regime between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran, as well as on addressing issues related to the establishment of the payment system between two countries as a great obstacle to the strengthening of economic cooperation.
Chairman Zvizdic expressed hope that the current cooperation with Iran will continue and improve. He said that Bosnia and Herzegovina is interested in investments of Iran and pointed out great opportunities in this segment.
Mr. Rajabi informed the Chairman Zvizdic of activities to introduce direct flights between Tehran and Sarajevo, in order to develop tourism and promote cooperation in the field of culture and economic relations. Iran air will be flying Teheran-Sarajevo route and flights should start during next year with an Airbus 320 aircraft.
January 16. 2016, all sanctions on Iran civil aviation were lifted. As a result, Iran is now able to purchase new civil aircraft from any manufacturer as well as refueling in Western Europe. Iran air is planning huge fleet and network expansion. The airline has reached an agreement with Airbus group to buy 114 aircraft.
Iran Air is fourth airline from Gulf region to establish flights to Sarajevo after: Fly Dubai, Air Arabia and Qatar Airways.Distance between Tehran and Sarajevo is 2945 kilometers, flight time is about 4 hours.