SINGAPORE-based Discovery Holidays will receive two chartered flights from Iran this month, a first for the agency, which specialises in the Middle East market.
Operated by Mahan Air, the flights will arrive in Kuala Lumpur and the 400 travellers will enter Singapore by overland coaches.
Discovery Holidays managing director Rodney Yew told TTG Asia e-Daily that his company will receive over 7,000 Iranians in March, the peak travel season for Iran. The rest come via scheduled flights and visit a mix of destinations, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia.
“The unrest in Tunisia, one of the main holiday destinations for the Iranians, have led Iranians to take their New Year holidays in this region,” Yew explained.
The Iranian New Year was on March 21.