Flights passing through Iran’s airspace hits 630 per day
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 4
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Number of daily flights passing through Iran's air space has reached 631 in recent days which is a new record in the country's aviation history.
Deputy CEO for Aeronautical Operations at Iran Airports Company (IAC) Ebrahim Shoushtari said that the country's airspace has the capacity to receive over 750 passing flights each day, Iran's Fars news agency reported on August 4.
Shoushtari went on to add that before the Malaysian plane's crash, on average 475 passing flights were made through Iran's airspace everyday.
It should be noted that Iran announced preparedness to open its airspace to the passing flights, after Ukraine closed its airspace following the Malaysian plane crash.
Shoushtari said earlier that, following the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)'s request, Iran declared readiness to admit passing flights which intend to change their route and use Iran's aerial space. He added that all Malaysian airplanes set off from Amsterdam for southeast Asia have changed route and cross Iran's airspace instead of the eastern Ukraine's airspace.
A Malaysia Airlines' Boeing-777 with over 290 people on board crashed in Ukraine, close to the border with Russia, on July 17.
Edited by CN