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TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:48 pm

TUIfly has confirmed to be in talks with the Iranian government about possible flights from Hannover (HAJ) to Iran during the Lower Saxonys minister of economic affairs visit to Iran. HAJ airport and TUI try to be a forerunner for Iran to USA flights since Irans sanctions have been partly lifted.
The article mentions flights 3x weekly going to daily at a later point and wet leasing planes, crew and maintenance to Iranian airlines.
This is quite interesting as TUIfly is not operating any long haul jets (and routes obviously) at the moment (only Thomson, Arke, Jetairfly and TUI Nordic do). I think it would be sort of a stretch for their 189 seater 737-800s to reach either Iran or the States. On the other hand TUI could easily hand down some older 763s from Thomson to TUIfly or even some 788s.
For me it is an very interesting development, since HAJ would get their first long haul routes in a long time and TUI would enter competition on German-USA flights with LH, AB, DE and EW though they do have partnership with EW.

Links: (only in German)

http://www.aero.de/news-22592/TUIfly...r-zum-Iran-Drehkreuz-ausbauen.html

http://www.haz.de/Hannover/Aus-der-S...ektfluege-von-Hannover-in-den-Iran
 
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:22 pm

I think it's safe to say NYC would be the first destination.
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:18 pm

Would you be able to book on the USA-HAJ sector or you have to fly fully to Iran via HAJ?
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:24 am

TUI told us this was completely blown out of proportion by the local newspaper in Hanover and that all that has been discussed was really, really early stage on how TUI could work with Iran. The rest is speculation.
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:58 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 1):
I think it's safe to say NYC would be the first destination.

Why when is not even close to being the largest U.S.-Iran local market?
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:25 am

I feel out of security concerns JFK would be the destination Iranian carriers would be allowed.
 
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:30 am

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 3):
TUI told us this was completely blown out of proportion by the local newspaper in Hanover and that all that has been discussed was really, really early stage on how TUI could work with Iran. The rest is speculation.

Thank you for putting this into perspective.

What I can imagine is that they start flights to Iran. Then again, HAJ doesn't offer too many connections and HAJ is not an attractive destination for Iranians (even Germans make jokes about Hanover being boring).

But the idea of a hub for North-Atlantic flights is really funny. Guess it would be much more attractive - and most probably cheaper - to fly from Iran to Dubai or to Istanbul and from there wherever they want to fly to.

I think HAJ had once regular flights to the US but it didn't work and the connection was cancelled after some months, correct me if I am wrong.
 
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:45 am

Could Tuifly get some of the 787s the TUIGroup has on order ?
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
 
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:30 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
Why when is not even close to being the largest U.S.-Iran local market?

I'm guessing we (SoCal) would be?
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:33 am

Not going to happen.
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RE: TUIfly To Look At Iran-USA Flights Via HAJ

Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:33 pm

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 6):

It did with LH for 1-2year if I am correct to JFK.
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