Tehran: Germany will ban flights of Iran’s Mahan Air to its cities under the US pressure, the media reported on Saturday. Also Read - International Flights: Air India to Operate Seven Flights a Week to This Country From Delhi, Bengaluru | Deets Here
The German government has decided to stop Mahan Air, which is under the US’ anti-Iran sanctions, from operating its flights to Dusseldorf and Munich after intensive deliberations on the Washington demand, Xinhua news agency reported citing an Iranian media report. Also Read - International Flights: Indians Can Travel to Germany From October 26 | Details Here
Currently, Mahan Air operates flights to EU cities of Milan, Athens, Dusseldorf and Munich as well as to countries such as Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and several other destinations in the Middle East and Asia. Also Read - International Flights: Germany to Hold Talks With India on Oct 6 to Resume Operations
Since December 2011, Mahan Air has been subjected to several sanctions by the US Department of Treasury for its alleged violation of international laws.
The US government has imposed sanctions on several companies for their links to Mahan Air, including a Thai aviation company and a Malaysia-based sales agent.