Venezuela’s flag carrier airline Conviasa has launched weekly flights between Caracas and the Iranian capital Tehran amid growing political and economic relations between two countries that have resisted US sanctions for the past years.
A spokesman of Iran’s largest international airport IKAC said that a first planned Conviasa flight from Caracas to Tehran had landed in the airport near the Iranian capital at midday on Sunday.
Javad Salehi said that senior government officials from Iran and Venezuela, including an Iranian deputy president, attended a ceremony to inaugurate the flight route.
Salehi said Conviasa will fly from Caracas to Tehran once weekly at midday Sundays local Iranian time and will return to Caracas at 2.45 AM on Tuesdays.
The flights come less than two months after a visit by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro to Iran in which he signed major documents for expanding economic and political ties between the two countries.
By PRESS TV