1117 GMT October 31, 2020
"For the moment, negotiations are under way between Russian and Iranian air companies and tourism operators for organizing flights from Sochi to Iranian cities during the summer season. According to preliminary reports, the air traffic may open in July 2016," Basel Aero clarified.
Basel Aero may organize several charter flights from Iran to Sochi late in March when a huge influx of tourists is expected for the Iranian New Year marked according to the Iranian calendar.
On January 18, Nikolai Levichev, the vice-speaker of the Russian State Duma, said that Russia and Iran should cancel visas on a reciprocal basis. According to Levichev, Iran has great interest in Russia and its culture, adding Iran may become a new popular tourist destination.