Direct flights between Iran and Serbia have resume after a gap of 27 years with the landing on March 10 of an IranAir jet at Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport.

With the resumption, some groups in Serbia have raised concerns the flights might be used as a new route for migrants from Iran looking to remain permanently in Europe.

All flights on IranAir’s twice-weekly Tehran-Belgrade service have been fully booked until the end of the summer, Serbian media have reported.

Qeshm Air, another Iranian airline company, is also planning to launch a service between the countries on March 19.

The service was widely anticipated ever since Serbia signed a visa-liberalization deal with Iran in August 2017. Many of those flying on the service are expected to be Iranian nationals living in Europe.

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