Baku, Azerbaijan, July 5
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: No fly zones in Iran should be limited in a bid to boost flight security, said Rahmatollah Mahabadi, the managing director of the Iranian Airports Company.
Short, direct, and one-way routes will increase security in the aviation industry, Iran's Mehr news agency quoted Mahabadi as saying on July 5.
Of course, security issues are of high importance, but some countries have tried to limit the zones or define specific conditions for them in order to increase their direct flights, he said.
"Iran is in a special geographical situation. We should take it as an opportunity in order to boost flights over the country," he noted.
More than 47 million passengers were transited via Iranian airports in the past Iranian fiscal year, which ended on March 20.
Over 380,000 domestic and international flights were carries out via the country's airports last year.
The number of arrivals and departures at 53 airports of the country rose by 9 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
Mehrabad, Mashhad, Imam Khomeini, Shiraz, and Ahvaz international airports had the highest transfer of passengers.