Iran to launch new air routes
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran will launch six new air routes by Feb. 6, the Deputy Director of Iranian Airports Organization Ebrahim Shoushtari said, official IRNA news agency reported Feb. 3.
Shoushtari said that once the new routes come on stream the length of the country's air routes will be decreased by 450 kilometers and about 2,835 kilograms of fuel will be saved in total.
The official added that at least 11 international air routes were launched in the country during the last 6 months to meet the high demand for flights to pass over its territory.
The number of international transit flights over Iran's air space has sharply increased from mid-July 2013 following the Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine and security problems in Iraq.
Head of the Iranian Airports Organization, Mohammad Ali Ilkhani said last December that number of international transit flights passing over Iran's air zone has surpassed 1,700 per day.
A total of 103 air routes with length of 61,776 kilometers are available in Iran's air zone.
Edited by CN
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