TEHRAN (Iran News) – Airlines and countries are continuing to restrict travel following the spread of the novel coronavirus outside the borders of Chinese territory.
With increased cases of coronavirus being reported in countries near and far from China including South Korea, Italy, and Iran, numerous routes around the world are being cut to prevent the further spread of the disease.
The reductions in service are caused by a mix of low-demand and government mandate restricting travel to certain regions. Middle Eastern and Asian countries are among those being the most proactive in attempting to stem the spread of the virus as it finds its way across their regions.
While most services are being cut on routes within those regions, the effects of the virus on air travel can be felt as far as North America.
Iran Air, along with other Iranian airlines, will be forced to cancel international flights on select routes to countries that have closed its borders to the country, as Al Arabiya reported.
Iran has reported numerous cases of the virus, making it one of the largest hot spots for coronavirus outside of China.
Iran Aseman Air
Iran Aseman Air will be suspending international routes to destinations in countries that have banned connections to Iran, as Al Arabiya reported.
Mahan Air will be forced to suspend international flights to certain countries that are barring flights to Iran, as Al Arabiya reported, due to an outbreak in the country that has affected even its top leaders.
The carrier, one of Iran’s largest, has not stopped flights to mainland China, however, with FlightRadar24 data showing the airline operating flights between Shanghai and Tehran.
Qeshm Air joins its fellow Iranian carriers in being banned from operating international flights to select destinations, as Al Arabiya reported, forcing it to cancel flights on those routes.
Iran’s Kish Air will be suspending certain international routes to countries that have banned flights from Iran, as Al Arabiya reported. The airline serves regional destinations throughout the Middle East.
Capsian Airlines will have to suspend select international routes to countries where flights from Iran have been banned to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as Al Arabiya reported.
Iran’s Taban Air will be forced to suspend routes to countries that have restricted access from the Middle Eastern country citing a rise in reported coronavirus cases, as Al Arabiya reported.
ATA Airlines will join its Iranian colleagues in cutting routes on select international routes to countries that have restricted flights from the country, as Al Arabiya reported that multiple countries have closed borders with Iran.
Iran Air Tours
Iran Air Tour will be forced to cancel its international flights to Turkey, its only destination outside of Iran, as the country has severed air links with Iran as coronavirus cases grow, the Andalou Agency reported.
The Iranian airline serves three destinations in Turkey from cities across Iran, according to its route map.
Iran’s Zagros Airlines will be forced to suspend international routes to countries that have barred flights from Iran citing coronavirus concerns, as Al Arabiya reported.
The airline primarily serves destinations in the Middle East and Central Asia, according to its website.
- source : business insider, iran news