Germania’s Berlin Schönefeld to Tehran
An evening photo call for the inaugural Germania service between the German and Iranian capital cities. On duty with the scissors were: Helene Rang, Executive Chairman, NUMOV; Karsten Balke, CEO Germania; S.E. Ali Majedi, Iranian Ambassador; and Dr. Till Bunse, GM Marketing and Distribution, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg.
- Germania, will begin operations to a new country market this week, linking Düsseldorf (DUS) and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) with Tehran (IKA) in Iran. Both new routes will be served by the carrier’s 148-seat 737-700s. The 3,932-kilometre sector from Düsseldorf started on 20 February and will be flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays), while the 3,510 kilometre airport pair from Berlin Schönefeld, commenced two days later, will also be flown twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays). The former city pair will face direct competition from Mahan Air, which operates from Düsseldorf to the Iranian capital thrice-weekly. Germania will further expand its Iranian operations next week, when it plans to start the Hamburg to Mashhad city pair. On the launch from the German capital city airport, Karsten Balke, Germania CEO said: “With Beirut, in Lebanon, we already offer an important capital connection from Berlin to the Middle East. Now we have launched our new service to Tehran, we are very pleased that we can offer another direct connection from Berlin Schönefeld. With the start of the new service we not only strengthen our home base, but also reinforce our commitment to the city of Berlin.” Hartmut Mehdorn, CEO Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg added: “We are very pleased with the new connection from Berlin Schönefeld. Tehran is not only an important destination from Berlin, but also a significant extension of the comprehensive Germania route network out of Berlin. We wish the airline continued success and we are sure that the new service will be met with strong demand.”