British Airways is to suspend flights between London Heathrow and Tehran next month.

The last outbound service will operate on September 22, with the final inbound flight returning on September 23.

In a statement provided to Business Traveller the carrier said:

“We are suspending our London to Tehran service as the operation is currently not commercially viable.

“We are sorry for any disruption this may cause to our customers’ travel plans and we are in discussions with our partner airlines to offer customers rebooking options.

“Alternatively, they will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to bring their flights forward.”

BA relaunched flights to the Iranian capital in September 2016 following a gap of four years. Business Traveller reviewed the service shortly after its launch.

In recent weeks Iran has seen the value of its currency collapse and food prices soar, following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal with the country, and the re-imposing of US sanctions.