Paris — Air France and British Airways announced on Thursday that they will halt flights to Tehran next month, citing low profitability as the US re-imposes sanctions on Iran. Air France, which ran connections to the Iranian capital via its low-cost operator Joon, said it would axe the route on September 18, blaming "poor commercial viability". The French carrier had already cut down on its Paris to Tehran connections from three a week to just one earlier this month, its communications service said. British Airways announced shortly earlier that it was axing its London to Tehran service as it was "currently not commercially viable". The last outbound flight to Tehran will be on September 22, and the last inbound flight from Tehran will be on September 23, the British flag-carrier added. British Airways said its decision was unrelated to US President Donald Trump’s imposition of new sanctions on Iran, which has affected foreign businesses operating in the country, with many pulling o...

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