UAE’s Air Arabia resumes flights to Shiraz

Direct flights between the southern Iranian city of Shiraz and the Emirati city of Sharjah have resumed after a four-month gap due to the coronavirus pandemic.

7 July 2020
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Direct flights between the southern Iranian city of Shiraz and the Emirati city of Sharjah have resumed after a four-month gap due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Air Arabia Airbus A320 aircraft seen over Shiraz International Airport. Photo: jetphotos.comAir Arabia

Direct flights between the southern Iranian city of Shiraz and the Emirati city of Sharjah have resumed after a four-month gap due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The route officially reopened on July 3, with an Airbus 330, belonging to the UAE’s Air Arabia, taking off from Sharjah to Shiraz, according to the news portal of Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.

The Emirati airline is scheduled to operate two flights per week (Sundays and Fridays) between the two cities.

Prior to the outbreak of the pandemic and the halt of flights in early March, five flights were operated on Sharjah-Shiraz route every week.

The “flydubai”, legally named Dubai Aviation Corporation, has also announced plans to resume services to Iran.

The official procedures needed for reusing Iran-UAE flights have been returned to normal and [Iranian] airlines can apply directly to the UAE national airline and receive a permit, the Iranian embassy in Abu Dhabi announced, IRNA reported on Saturday.

“Upon the request and follow-up [discussion] of this embassy to issue a flight permit for passengers from Iran, the flight permit from Iran to the United Arab Emirates (Lar to Dubai) has been issued”.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs [and International Cooperation] has announced that the flight procedures on the Iran-UAE route have been returned to normal and airlines can apply directly to the UAE's national airline and obtain a license, the embassy explained.

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