Tehran (IP)- Tehran International Imam Khomeini Airport(IKA) announced the launch of the direct flight between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Venezuela.

Iran PressIran News: Venezuela’s 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. The spokesman of Iran’s largest international airport (IKAC), Javad Salehi, said that a first planned Conviasa flight from Caracas to Tehran landed at the airport near the Iranian capital at midnight on Sunday.

Salehi added that senior government officials from Iran and Venezuela, including an Iranian deputy president, attended a ceremony to inaugurate the flight route.

Salehi said Conviasa would fly from Caracas to Tehran once weekly at midnight Sundays local Iranian time and 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. 


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