Iran plans to inaugurate 10 new airlines
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 30
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Iran plans to inaugurate ten new airlines in six months, the Chief Executive the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran, Ali Abedzadeh told Mehr June 30.
According to him, there are various challenges in aviation system due to lack of proper economical infrastructure.
“There are challenges and even crisis in all spheres, including offering services to passengers, fleet, technical and marketing issues”.
He said that the government's main agenda is increasing the aviation fleet and airlines to prepare a ground for competitive services.
Iran’s air fleet is old, but after removal of sanctions, Iran signed agreements with France’s Airbus, Italian ITR and American Boeing to purchase new planes.
Abedzadeh said that Iranian airlines have had financial issues, but after the liberalization of prices, problems were solved.
Coming to isolation of Qatar by some Arab nations and using Iran’s air by Qatari airlines, Abedzadeh said that passing Qatari planes through Iran has increased by 17 percent.