Aeroflot Group’s budget carrier Pobeda has obtained permission to operate services to Iran from Russia’s civil aviation regulator.

Pobeda will be permitted to fly twice-weekly between Moscow and Tehran, according to the decision disclosed by federal air transport authority Rosaviatsia.

All Pobeda flights are conducted with a fleet of Boeing 737s.

It had previously indicated that it would reduce the number of aircraft in its operation, owing to the reduction in demand.

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Source: Pobeda

The Iranian clearance is among a batch of approvals for new services, although the sanctions imposed on Russian air transport have limited the scope.

Utair has been authorised to operate Indian flights from Moscow, to Mumbai and Delhi.

Other new routes – covering destinations outside of Russia, China and former Soviet states – include services to Korea, Turkey, Greece, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.