Officials in the city of Yazd are considering measures to help improve the ancient city’s international image.
A section of Yazd’s historical texture was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List last week, making Yazd Iran’s 22nd world heritage site and the country’s first UNESCO-listed city where people still live.
One of the measures is the launch of direct flights to Istanbul, Dubai and Tbilisi.
“We’ve had good talks with airline companies and expect to launch the routes soon,” Abbas Mohammadi, managing director of Yazd International Airport, was quoted as saying in a report on the website of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
“The city’s airport was given international status only two years ago, so there’s a lot of development to be done,” he added.