You are here: Home »  News » 

News » 

Austrian returns to Tehran

Published: 20/01/2014 - Filed under: News »

  • Print
  • Send

Austrian Airlines will restart flights to Tehran on March 11, just over one year since it suspended services owing to economic sanctions and currency fluctuations.

The Vienna-based airline will fly five times weekly to the Iranian capital using an A319. Convenient connections will be provided from other European cities.

The move is good news for business travellers because few western carriers serve Iran, resulting in a shortage of quality direct flight options from Europe.

Flights are now available for booking on the carrier's website. OS871 departs Vienna at 2010, arriving at Tehran at 0300 the next morning. Return service OS872 will leave Tehran at 0355 to provide an arrival into Vienna at 0600.

With regards to connections from Heathrow, it's a mixed picture until March 30 when Austrian boosts its London service to four flights daily (see news, January 14).

So, from March 11, the outward flight to Vienna will involve a long layover. OS451 departs at 0905 from Heathrow landing into Vienna at 1220. On the other hand, the return service provides a quick connection as OS451 leaves Vienna at 0640 and lands back into Heathrow at 0750.

From March 30, new flight OS462 will depart Heathrow at 1520 and with an 1855 arrival into Vienna there will be a good connection. So too will the retimed (the summer schedules start at the end of March) OS451, which will leave Vienna at 0700 to give an arrival into Heathrow at 0825.

Alex McWhirter

Read more about...

Bookmark with:


theworldtraveller - 20/01/2014 10:41

Surely it is time BA started up is route again ?

ClubTraveller1 - 21/01/2014 14:41

This route has successfully generated revenue for Lufthansa, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines for many years. It will only be a matter of time until BA and KLM restart flights to Tehran.


Login details

To add a comment, please enter your email address and password.

Keep me signed in until I sign out

New users

If you are not already registered with us, please enter your email address and chosen password above, and also complete the details below. Your screen name will be displayed on our website.

Your message


Budget hotel growth boosts business travel budgets

Budget hotel growth boosts business travel budgets

Today's business traveller is increasingly looking to strike a balance between value and comfort, says David Robertson
Read more »

Having a say in how we pay

Having a say in how we pay

The latest payments trends are changing the way people travel for business, says Jens Wohltorf
Read more »

Restaurant check: The Strand Dining Rooms

Restaurant check: The Strand Dining Rooms

We review this new eatery, which opened in a prime spot at the start of the Strand, next to Trafalgar Square, in early July
Read more »