Iranian Airline to start flights to Syria’s Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, the Iranian Mahan Air announced flights between Tehran, Iran’s capital, and Aleppo city in north Syria to start in February without disclosing the number of flights.

The flights will kick off after re-operating the airport and launching flights to and from Erbil, Cairo and Armenia, a source of Aleppo Airport told North Press.

In November 2020, Aleppo Airport was back to service after Iranian airline companies participated in maintenance workshops.

The airport had been suspended since the eruption of the Syrian war due to battles that took place near it as the opposition factions took control of Aleppo countryside. 

In 2011, the United States Department of the Treasury announced the designation of Iranian commercial airline Mahan Air for providing financial, material and technological support to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). 

In 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced sanctions will extend against the Iranian Mahan Air.

Reporting by Rami Sabbagh