TWA flew very distant middle and far eastern routes, however, in 1955, TWA flew only to Egypt and Saudi Arabia but offered connecting service from there. Teheran appears on the 1955 and 1963 maps, but it is not on the 1967 map, nor on any of the subsequent maps.
While there were other airlines flying internationally (Eastern & Braniff to Latin America, NW to Asia), no one else extended as far as Pan Am or TWA. Those would would have been the only airlines to fly that far from the U.S. to Iran.
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23165 posts, RR: 23 Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2798 times:
Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 11): I don't remember the exact date of the sanctions implementation, but the last B747SP for IR was delivered all white on July 12th, 1979 and was ferried to FRA.
The US broke off diplomatic relations with Iran on April 7, 1980. Excerpt from US State Dept. info on Iran below:
On November 4, 1979, militant Iranian students occupied the American Embassy in Tehran with the support of Ayatollah Khomeini. Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days. On April 7, 1980, the United States broke diplomatic relations with Iran, and on April 24, 1981, the Swiss Government assumed representation of U.S. interests in Tehran. Iranian interests in the United States are represented by the Government of Pakistan. The Islamic Republic of Iran does not have its own embassy in Washington, though it does have a permanent mission to the United Nations in New York City.