British Airways has recently declared that it would cease its carriers flying on routes between London Heathrow and Tehran. The airline has given the reason of lack of commercial viability to suspend the ongoing flight service. The decision was announced soon after President Donald Trump quitted the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran and started restoring the US sanctions. At present, the airline flies six flights per week in either direction. If we talk about the timeframe of the intermission, it is ideally unknown.
The airline announced that the final inbound flight, BA152 would fly on September 23, 2018 from Tehran whereas the last outbound carrier will be operated on September 22, 2018 and will fly from London Heathrow.
It has been stated that it was in September 2016, the route got recommenced after a suspension duration of four years. Although, no reason was addressed for ceasing the flights, the enforcement of sanctions by the United States on Iran could impact the service.
Owing to the suspension, British Airways stated, ‘We are ceasing our services between London Heathrow and Tehran due to being commercially not viable. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to the passengers and presently, we are in conversations to provide rebooking options to our customers with our partner airlines. Most probably, a full refund would be offered or the airline would bring their flights forward.’