German airline Eurowings is the latest carrier to announce it will launch a new route to Tehran, as EU sanctions are set to be lifted against Iran.

Lufthansa Group’s low-cost subsidiary, formerly known as Germanwings, will start a weekly service from Cologne Bonn airport on March 29, which will double to twice per week from May 6.

The route will initially operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and then be extended to Fridays and Saturdays.

The outbound service will depart Cologne Bonn at 21.05 to arrive at Imam Khomeini International at 04.40 the next day. The return service will leave Tehran at 06.25 and land in Germany at 09.25. Eurowings plans to use an Airbus A330 on to the route.

Fellow Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines last week announced it will add a second service on to its Vienna-Tehran route next year.

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