Iran Air gets license to fly to Germany

Business Materials 10 August 2020 11:39 (UTC +04:00)
Iran Air gets license to fly to Germany

TEHRAN, Iran, Aug. 10


The new head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization announced that Iran Air flight obtained permit to fly to three cities of Germany and the airline is waiting for the final approval of the German Ministry of Health.

As soon as German Ministry of Health allows, Iran Air will resume its flights to Germany, Touraj Dehghani Zanganeh said Trend reports citing IRNA.

Referring to his plans as of the head the Civil Aviation Organization, Dehghani Zanganeh stressed that safety issues and provisions of services to people are priorities for the organization.

"We are consulting with the world's major airlines about their plans to cross the country's airspace,” he said. “Soon the number of flights over the country's airspace will return to the figures compatible with those before the coronavirus outbreak."

Iran suffers huge reduction of revenues from overflight rights. Iran Airports Company (IAC) has reported an 85-percent reduction in overflights by airlines using Iran's airspace in March-April compared with the same period of the previous year.

According to Tasnim News Agency, in the period from March 21 to April 20, 2020, the number of international flights passing over Iran has dropped from 33,189 during the same period in 2019 to 5,162.