IAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4199 times:
A website called IranMania reports that IR plans to start direct flights between THR and CCS with a new A340 on March 1, 2007. The article does not say how many times a week this flight will operate, or whether it is a nonstop or one-stop flight.
I am surprised the first regularly scheduled route between the Middle East and South America is THR-CCS. Is this likely to be a profitable route?
EuroBonus From Denmark, joined Nov 2004, 96 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4161 times:
It is no surprise if you followed the recent news from Venezuela and Iran. Venezuela and Iran are knitting close ties these days. Iran started up automotive industry in Venezuela, and Venezuela selling cheap oil to Iran, etc. Whether the route will be profitable or not, it is all about two good friends, Ahmadinejad and Chávez.
BSBIsland From Brazil, joined Jul 2005, 354 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3628 times:
Sorry, but this seems to be very nonsense to me...I will just believe when I see it happening, and in that case I will be VERY surprised.
I can´t imagine that the social and economic relations (apart from political) between the two countries are so strong that can make such flight reasonable. (I could be wrong, of course...). Are there that much people traveling between Venezuela and Iran???
CCS seems to be the strongest market in northern South America/Caribbean with several European and North American airlines but IranAir is just too nonsense...
It is also nonsense to me, but you never know what these two governments are capable of doing. If this flight is really happening, subsidesed or not, I am sure to buy a ticket. I cannot think of any other more exotic route in the Americas.
Who wants to join me in a one week trip to Iran. Come on guys! I am serious (I just wish these news are also serious).