BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 2
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The number of passenger planes received by the Persian Gulf International Airport in the Bushehr Province (southern Iran) increased by 22 percent, during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21 through October 22, 2021), compared to the same period last Iranian year, as was reflected in the statistics of Iran Airports and Air Navigation Company (IAC), Trend reports.
According to the statistics, a total of 4,107 passenger planes took off and landed at the airport for the reporting period. Meanwhile, in the same period last Iranian year, the figure stood at 3,374.
“Within 7 months, 353,029 passengers were transported through the Persian Gulf International Airport. Passenger transportation increased by 9 percent, compared to the same period last Iranian year. So, 323,304 passengers had been transported through this airport in the same period last Iranian year,” the statistics said.
In addition, 2,424 tons of cargo were transported through the airport in seven months. Cargo transportation increased by 14 percent, compared to the same period last Iranian year. Thus, the figure amounted to 2,126 tons in the same period last Iranian year.
As reported, the Persian Gulf International Airport covers an area of about 700 hectares and can receive more than 1 million passengers a year.
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