Germany bans Iranian carrier Mahan Air

posted on 21st January 2019 by Justin Burns

The German government has withdrawn permission for the Iranian airline Mahan Air to operate in Germany, according to a report by Reuters today.

The move was reportedly made after the recent claims over Iran’s spying on Germany, leading to Berlin revoking the Iranian airline’s right to operate in Germany.

The decision was reportedly made after intensive discussions and followed US intelligence services’ claims that German cooperation with Mahan Air would threaten the security of US citizens in German airports.

Mahan Air operates six flights between Tehran and Germany a week: four flights from Düsseldorf and two more from Munich.

The airline also flies from Tehran to Paris and Barcelona to Milan. National carrier Iran Air still runs flights between Tehran and Frankfurt, plus Hamburg and Cologne.