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Eurowings adds Tehran to its long-haul route network

From March 2016 the airline will fly to the capital of Iran twice a week; the cultural and economic centre in South Asia

Eurowings is further extending its intercontinental route network for the coming summer flight schedule and will be launching flights to Tehran from the end of March 2016. The airline will then connect North Rhine Westphalia and, with feeder connections, a large number of other airports to the capital of Iran once a week in April and twice a week from May onwards.

The flight days in each case will be Tuesday and Thursday; the flights will take off in the evenings shortly after 21.00. In each case, the return flights to Cologne/Bonn will take off from Imam Khomeini International Airport on the respective following day at around 04.00 local time. 

The route will be operated with an Airbus A330 in long-haul configuration with excellent seating and entertainment comfort and is already available for booking via the Eurowings website.

Around 15 million people live in the metropolitan area of Tehran; the city is the country's scientific centre with universities, higher education establishments, libraries and museums. Tehran is also one of South Asia's main commercial capitals and one of the country's most important transport hubs.

The Treasury of National Jewels (known colloquially as the Jewellery Museum) housed in the National Bank is a very special tourist attraction. It is home to many sumptuous pieces of jewellery and spectacular precious stones, including the Sun Throne decorated with gold and precious stones, the Darya-ye-Noor (Sea of Light) diamond weighing 182 carats and the jewelled globe set with 51,363 precious stones and a pure gold weight of 36.5 kilogrammes. The museum also has on display the crown of Reza Shah Pahlavi from 1924 decorated with around 4,000 precious stones.

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