EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Varesh Airlines will launch direct flights on the Mashhad-Dushanbe route as of June 6.
The first flight from Tajikistan to Iran will be made by a Boeing 737-500 aircraft with a capacity of 120 passengers, the Tajik Telegraph Agency reported on Friday.
Aziz Nabizoda, the deputy head of Tajikistan’s Civil Aviation Agency, noted that the necessary documents have been secured from the Iranian civil aviation authority.
"Varesh Airlines has been granted permission to conduct passenger flights between Dushanbe and Mashhad [located in northeast Iran]," Financial Tribune quoted him as saying.
Flights on the Mashhad-Dushanbe route will operate once a week and cost $250.
Varesh Airlines is a private company founded in 2018. It performed its first flight on October 9 last year (from Tehran to Sari, the capital of Iran’s Mazandaran Province).
Earlier, flights from Mashhad to Dushanbe and back were conducted by Iranian company Aseman Airlines, which stopped flights on this route in October last year due to “economic problems”.