Iran seek to preserve flying routes
Tehran, Iran, Aug.23
Iran Airports Company seeks to preserve the economic function of its flying routes in the sky while the number of prohibited air zones in Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz has not increased, said managing director of the company, Trend reports.
"In recent years, we have tried to reduce the number of prohibited areas by cooperation with related units and increase the economic flying routes," said Siyavash Amir Mokri. "In some points, this number is reduced, and our efforts are to further reduce these areas and preserve the security of the flying space."
"We did not cut cooperation ties with any foreign airport. Iranian airports are member of Airport Council International (ACI) and have no problem with any airports," he added answering the question whether airports of foreign countries asked to cut cooperation with Iranian airport.
"Some try to demonstrate that Iran's sky is unsafe in order to reduce the volume of passing flights, but we have managed to provide standard services to various domestic and foreign airlines to have economic flying routes in Iran," he noted.
"It's ridiculous that a country who wanted to create insecurity in Iran's sky now claims that the space in Iranian sky is unsafe. Recently, a delegation from airports of North America held negotiations to increase cooperation with Iran airports, and we follow up this issue," he said.
In his words, the volume of departures and arrivals of passengers from Iranian airports have declined by 17 percent in past Iranian year (started March 21,2018) compared to the previous year.
"There were 390,000 flights departures and arrivals in Iranian airports that transferred 47 million passengers. The share of Iranian air transportation in the world in 2018 was 310 airplanes," he added.