Iran hopes Turkey to resolve fuel problem of Iranian airlines soon

Business Materials 4 November 2018 17:20 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Nov.4


Iran is seeking to resolve an obstacle to fueling Iranian planes through the Turkish Civil Aviation Organization, Secretary of Iran's Aviation Companies Association Maghsoud Asadi Samani was quoted as saying by Tasnim News Agency.

Some Iranian airliners were refused fuel in Turkey’s Istanbul airports on Friday and had to cancel at least one flight, while other carriers had to cut the number of passengers on board in order to fly on less fuel, Turkish media reported.

Asadi Samani noted that the annual traffic between Iran and Turkey stands at 2.5 million Iranian passengers and 200 weekly flights based on an agreement between two countries.

"It is expected that the Turkish government due to its benefits from these flights, will remove this barrier as soon as possible."