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IranAir to partially resume international flights on May 14

IranAir is gradually resuming international flights after a halt over the new coronavirus pandemic.

Iran’s flag carrier Homa, known internationally as IranAir, is to partially resume its international flights after a two-month hiatus that came over the new coronavirus pandemic.

Homa said in a Monday statement that its flight to the Dutch capital Amsterdam will resume on May 14.

The airline said the resumption had been made possible after gaining the required approvals from health authorities in the Netherlands. It added that special certificate had been issued for Homa for renewed flights to Amsterdam.

The airline said, however, that a limited group of passengers would be qualified for the regular round-trip flight from Tehran to Amsterdam which is planned for Thursdays each week.

It said people with permanent residency in the Netherlands or those holding MVV and Type D visas as well as diplomatic staff or employees of humanitarian organizations, among others, could board the flights.

Iranian civil aviation authorities have said that flight routes to major destinations in the Middle East and in Asia would resume in the near future by other Iranian airlines.

Homa suspended all European flights in mid-March after tight restrictions were imposed on arrivals in major Western European countries because of the growing number of cases tested positive for the COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

The suspension of Iranian flights over the pandemic turned political for a four-day period is early March when reports suggested that some European countries had come under pressure from the United States to impose additional restrictions on Iranian airlines.

Washington has continued its political campaign against Iran even during the pandemic by forcing nations to suspend flights and overflight by Mahan Air, Iran’s largest airline which is blacklisted by the US government.

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