Iran to inaugurate 25 projects in 9 airports
Tehran, Iran, Aug.23
Iran Airports Company is to inaugurate 25 construction projects in nine airports in the country, said managing director of the company.
"The value of the projects to be inaugurated in nine airports during Iran Government Week amounts to $38 million," Siyavash Amir Mokrami said, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"In addition, 62 projects are being developed and 57 projects worth $209 million are to be launched in 36 airports," he added.
The 25 construction projects will be inaugurated at Ardebil, Esfahan, Tabriz, Mashhad, Mehrabad, Urmia, Shahroud, Busheher and Zanjan airports.
"Around 68 percent of Iran's airport company revenues are made out of paid taxes of passing flights, while 5 percent of airports revenues are provided by passenger taxes charged on their airline tickets, and 21 percent of company's revenues are from taxes paid by airlines," he said.
"The volume of flights over Iran's sky has currently reached 800 to 900 flights per day, although in recent years the number was increasing or declining due to situation in neighbor countries," he noted.
The official emphasized that Iran seeks to increase its secure aviation services to foreign airlines to create attractive flying route for foreign flights despite the US efforts to cut the passing flights from Iran sky.
" Iran has purchased its second flight check airplane valued at $9.9 billion from Germany, to develop flight checks and provide the aviation needs," he said.
On August 30, 1981, Iranian President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, along with a number of other government officials, were killed as a result of a terrorist bombing in the Prime Minister's office. The Iranian government instated August 24-30 as the Iran Government Week in commemoration of the event.