Tehran, Iran, Jan.13
Association of Iranian Airlines has demanded compensation from the government for discharge of 23 Russian Tupolev planes.
The Secretary of Association of Iranian Airlines Maghsoud Asadi Samani has submitted the request to the parliament and demanded payment to four Iranian companies which have faced losses due to discharge of 23 Tupolev planes, Trend reports citing ISNA.
"Iran Civil Aviation Organization has ordered to discharge all the Tupolev planes in 2011, so 23 planes owned by four airline companies were discharged, as a result of which those companies faced huge losses," he said.
He noted that the government has not paid any compensation since 2011. “We suggest the government to calculate the losses of airline companies and pay the cost.”
Samani noted that if the request is approved, the credit of compensation for these airliners will be added to the next Iranian year (March 21, 2019) budget plan.
Referring to the government`s decision on discharging the Tupolev planes due to multiple crashes in 2011, he said "the planes were capable of flying until 2020.
In 2011, following several accidents involving Russian-built Tupolev passenger planes in Iran, the country discharged its entire Tupolev fleet.