Iran to build several international airports

Business Materials 6 October 2015 06:02 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 6
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

Iran plans to establish seven international airports around capital city of Tehran.

Iran's Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi said the seven airports are projected to be established by 2025, Iran's Fars news agency reported on October 3.

Akhoundi made the remarks in the opening ceremony of the first Iran Transportation and Urban Development Summit (ITUDS), which opened in Tehran on October 3.

The airports will have the capacity to host 400 airplanes which are planned to be added to the country's civil aviation fleet, he noted.

"The Imam Khomeini International Airport had planned to host 50 million passengers per year, but its capacity is currently 6 million passengers. So, the next terminal of the airport will be inaugurated next year with the capacity of 5 million passengers."

Previously, Akhoundi said projects, worth €25 billion, will be offered to the investors at the ITUDS.

He said the investment opportunities will be introduced in the eight sectors of rail transportation, road transportation, air transportation, marine transportation, urban development, energy saving, port industry and airport industry.

Iran plans to buy 400 passenger planes, worth about $20 billion, by the next 10 years.