Airlines have also cancelling flights and adjusting schedules as a growing number of countries raise travel warnings to not just Hubei province where the new coronavirus broke out, but also to the rest of mainland China.
Both airlines have cited profitability and weak demand for cancelling their Teheran flights. The airlines started flying to the Iranian capital in the wake of the Iranian nuclear deal that was signed in 2015.
The value of the deal was not immediately made public and it came as French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up his three-day business trip to China.
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