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A Mahan Air A340 departing from Dusseldorf (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Iran’s Mahan Air Operates Flight to Venezuela, Seeks Permanent Connection

Just after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8, an unusual visitor arrived at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela. A Mahan Air Airbus A340-600 landed in the Venezuelan capital after a 15-hour flight from Tehran, Iran. A rare routing for the Iranian carrier, the flight was not bringing Iranian tourists to the South American country, rather government officials. Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for the Iran Civil Aviation Organization, confirmed with Iranian media outlets that the Director of the Foreign…