Iran ready to resume flights to USA
Iran's Civil Aviation Organization said Thursday it had proposed resuming direct flights between Iran and the United States after more than 25 years.
According to the AP, Raza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for the aviation organization, said Iranians living in the United States had asked for the flights when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited New York to attend a U.N. meeting last year, and the Iranian leader directed the organization to consider this request.
"On Wednesday, we sent a letter to the head of the civil aviation in the United States declaring our readiness" to resume direct flights, Jafarzadeh conveyed.
Jafarzadeh said: "It was just an answer to a demand by passengers who found their luggage was being damaged at various connection points on the way to the United States."