Iran’s ‘Kish Airline’ has commenced direct flights between capitals of Iran and Pakistan as the first direct flight between Tehran and Islamabad; a step which would further boost bilateral ties.
An Airbus 321 of Kish Airline landed in Islamabad on Tuesday with 46 passengers on board and returned to Tehran after a while taking passengers from Pakistan to Iran.
A special ceremony was held on the occasion at Islamabad airport in the present of a representative from the Iranian Embassy.
Kish Airline will operate weekly flights (every Tuesday) between Tehran and Islamabad.
The direct flights between Tehran and Islamabad make the expensive, long and tiring journeys easier as now it would take just three hours to reach Tehran from Islamabad.
With the addition of Kish Airline, number of direct flights between Iran and Pakistan has reached to four.
Direct flights between Iran and Pakistan have previously been launched by three other Iranian airlines including the Iran Air, Taban Air and Mahan Air.
The direct flights operation between Tehran and Islamabad would benefit trade and business communities of the two countries providing healthy atmosphere for joint economic activities and boosting bilateral trade ties.