Passenger traffic via Iran airports registers slight rise
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11
By Gazenfer Hamidov – Trend:
Over 419,031 domestic and international flights were carried out via Iranian airports in the first ten months of the current Iranian fiscal year, started March 2017, 8 percent more year-on-year.
More than 52.2 million passengers were transferred via Iranian airports in the 10-month period, 9 percent more than in the same period of preceding year, according to the latest data released by Iran Airports Company (IAC).
Also 509 million kilograms of cargo was transported via Iranian airports in the period, which is 11 percent more compared to the same months of preceding year.
Mehrabad Airport in Tehran topped the Iranian airports in terms of flights with over 120,824 flights (14.743 million passengers), followed by Mashhad International Airport (63,943 flights and 9 million passengers), Imam Khomeini International Airport(50,003 flights and 7.7 million passengers) and Shiraz International Airport (29,172 flights and 3 million passengers).
Meanwhile, Imam Khomeini airport stood at the first place among Iranian airports in terms of cargo transportation volume. Over 142.7 million kilograms of cargo was transferred via the Imam Khomeini Airport.
Mehrabad(101.5 million kilograms) and Mashhad(81.7 million kilograms) airports stood at next places.