Iran Air (IR, Tehran Mehrabad) has gradually resumed refueling at airports in Western Europe following the lifting of international sanctions against Iran on Saturday, January 17.

Aviation Iran reports Iran Air flights originating out of Paris Orly have been able to take on-board fuel at the airport as of January 19.

Previously, when serving London Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt Int'l, Cologne/Bonn, Amsterdam, Hamburg Helmut Schmidt, Gothenburg Landvetter and Stockholm Arlanda, Iran Air was forced to load enough fuel to cover the outbound as well as part of the inbound sector of its flights. Technical stops were often made in Eastern European airports such as Belgrade, Budapest and Prague to top up when necessary resulting in longer flight times and overall inconveniences to passengers.