An airplane belonging to the Iranian airliner Mahan Air carrying a cargo of humanitarian aid – mostly medicine - for Yemen landed in the country’s capital today. The cargo was contributed by the Red Crescent of Iran.
"The flights between Tehran and Sanaa are meant to transport passengers,” an unnamed official has told ISNA.
"Considering that Iran wanted to take a message of peace to Yemen, it was decided to dedicate the first flight to the country for transporting a relief cargo of medical supplies.”
The flight was the first to be conducted between the two countries in many years.
Under the agreement that was signed by the Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority (CAMA) of Yemen and Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO)on 28 February, Mahan Air and Yemen’s Yemenia aviation company would operate 14 flights between Tehran Sanaa each a week.