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German airline suspends flights to Tehran for security reasons

April 11, 2024 at 10:40 am

Lufthansa airplanes stand on the ground at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Schoenefeld near Berlin on 14 March, 2024 [ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images]

German airline Lufthansa announced Wednesday that it is suspending flights to the Iranian capital Tehran for security reasons.

The company decided to suspend flights to and from the city until 11 April following a thorough evaluation due to the current situation in the Middle East, according to reports in the German press citing a Lufthansa spokesperson.

The spokesperson said the company is continuously monitoring the situation and remains in contact with authorities, stressing that “the safety of our passengers and crew is our top priority.”

The spokesperson added that the situation will be reevaluated on 11 April.

The reports noted that Iran and Israel have previously threatened each other with attacks.

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