Turkey - Iran flights are scheduled to begin as of August 1st!
Just like the rest of the world, the coronavirus pandemic has affected both country's civil aviation sector with reports showing that airlines moving empty flights across the world, as well as losing billions in revenue from the flight cancellations since the mid-March 2020.
The Turkish transport and infrastructure minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said earlier that the government plans to gradually resume air transport links with 40 countries in June. Domestic passenger flights in Turkey have already began on June 1. Turkey's customs gates at the border with Iran has been operating for cargo traffic since earlier in June.
Flights between Iran and Turkey will finally continue after nearly four months of suspension over the COVID-19 pandemic. The global aviation giant Turkish Airlines has started selling tickets for Tehran-Istanbul services on July 16.
The two countries continue to work on plans to reopen land borders for travelers, Daily Sabah cited Turkey's foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu as saying after a meeting with the Iranian FM Javad Zarif on Monday.