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Wikileaks: airBaltic cancelled planned flights to Iran after U.S. pressure

Alla Petrova, BC, Riga, 05.09.2011.Print version
Latvian national airline airBaltic cancelled its plans to begin flights between Riga and the Iranian capital Tehran in 2010 after pressure from the United States, according to confidential cables by U.S. diplomats released by "WikiLeaks".

According to the cables, airBaltic president Bertolt Flick met with U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Judith Garber and complained to her about U.S. pressure on the airline.


However, he told the ambassador that the airline will cancel its plans of beginning flights to Iran. Flick expressed the point of view that the U.S. pressure on the airline was unfair, as other European carriers have the opportunity to fly to Iran, writes LETA.


Flick also requested U.S. government support to begin flights to Baghdad and Saudi Arabia, which the U.S. ignored.

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