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Alitalia

Industry: 
Airline
Symbol: 
BIT:AZA
Country: 
Italy
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Multiple flights offered weekly between Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) and Rome's Fiumicino Airport (FCO) (Company Website).

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“Foreign visitors to Iran are the most visible effect of President Hassan Rouhani’s drive to mend ties with the U.S. and Europe, an influx that one his deputies said generated as much as $5 billion for the sanctions-hit economy over the past year. For the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, international hotel chains are now plotting a return, while European airlines are adding or restoring links with Tehran…Iranian officials have been in talks with the Italian government and Alitalia SpA to increase the frequency on routes, the official Fars News Agency reported on April 30, citing the deputy head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization.” (Bloomberg, “Iran Hotels Fill Up as Rouhani’s Rapprochement Lifts Tourism,” 5/21/14)

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"Iran and Italy have decided to increase the number of their direct flights, a senior aviation official announced on Wednesday. ‘We plan to increase the number of flights (between the two countries) by singing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the near future,’ Deputy Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization Mohammad Khodakarami told reporters on Wednesday. He noted that there are currently six weekly flights underway between Iran and Italy. ‘A more suitable atmosphere will be created for the operation of the two countries' airlines through updating the air transportation MoU between Iran and Italy in the near future,’ Khodakarami said. He recalled that a meeting attended by high-ranking officials of Alitalia Airline, Italian Embassy officials and officials of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization was held to facilitate aviation cooperation between the two countries.” (Fars, “Official: Iran, Italy to Increase Weekly Flights” 4/30/14)

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"Italian airline Alitalia also flies to Iran, according to its website." (Reuters, "Two airlines suspend Iran flights as economy weakens," 1/12/13)

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"Some major Western airlines were continuing to fly to Tehran, though, namely Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, KLM and Alitalia." (The Daily Star, "Airlines stop Iran flights as currency crisis bites," 10/8/12)

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