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Mahan Air to launch Hyderabad-Tehran-Mashhad flight

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Mahan Air, Iran's private carrier, proposes to launch flights connecting to and Mashhad, which houses a prominent Shia shrine, Iran's here said on Wednesday.

Earlier, Aseman Airlines, another private carrier, was planning to launch flights connecting to the holy city of

However, this could not materialize due to some technical issues, said Iran's new in Hyderabad,

Under the new proposal, will operate the flight on Hyderabad-Tehran-route. "This flight will be launched in the near future," he told reporters.

To begin with, this will be a weekly flight. Depending on demand, the frequency may be increased to thrice a week.

will become the first Indian city to be connected to Mashhad, the capital city of province and famous for A large number of Shia Muslims travel to for 'ziarat' (pilgrimage).

Hyderabad has a large population of Shia Muslims. The here issues 5,000 to 6,000 visas every year and the visitors include pilgrims, and traders.

The flight will also make Hyderabad the first city in south to be connected to

currently operates four flights a week between and and two flights a week between Tehran and



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First Published: Wed, December 20 2017. 15:08 IST