27 foreign airlines active in Iran
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 10
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
The number of foreign airlines active in Iran has dropped in the past few years.
Iran's Fars News Agency reported that 27 foreign airlines were active in Iran in the previous Iranian calendar year (which ended March 20, 2014).
The airlines transferred 3.057 million passengers, 25,248 metric tons of goods, and 1,214 metric tons of postal packages.
The figures respectively show 4.7, 34.2, and 32.6 percent decrease compared to its preceding year.
Corendon, Shaheen Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines, and Atlasjet were the most active international airlines in Iran in previous year.
Deputy CEO for Aeronautical Operations at Iran Airports Company (IAC) Ebrahim Shoushtari said on Aug. 4 that the country's airspace has the capacity to receive over 750 passing flights each day.
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.