Iran’s Mahan Air Launches Direct Flights To Venezuela | 1/16/2019 | Staff
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LONDON/CARACAS (Reuters) – Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline accused by the West of transporting military equipment to Middle East war zones, on Monday launched a direct flight to Venezuela, as Tehran voices support for Caracas against a U.S. backed opposition.

Mehr news agency quoted the spokesman of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization Reza Jafarzadeh as saying that the route was launched early Monday, and the plane will carry foreign ministry officials to Caracas.

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Jafarzadeh said a delegation from Mahan Air was also traveling to Caracas to discuss maintaining regular flights between the two countries. The non-stop Tehran-Caracas flight will take 16 hours.

A Reuters photographer saw a Mahan Air plane parked at Caracas’ main Maiquetia airport on Monday morning. Venezuela’s Information Ministry did not respond to a request to comment about the flight’s purpose.

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