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(Ed note: In aviation, a flight information region (FIR) is a specified region of airspace in which a flight information service and an alerting service (ALRS) are provided.)

An FIR is not necessarily Sovereign Airspace, it can depend on local agreements and delegated airspace which is very common on the London FIR / Paris FIR borders where Sovereign UK airspace is controlled by the French and visa versa.

QR is able to depart and arrive traffic to the East into the Tehran FIR below Flight level 250 on a single route as this is Qatari airspace normally controlled by the Bahrain ACC.

Flightradar24 is showing traffic on this track.

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