Iran airports see increase in passenger, cargo traffic
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11
By Gazenfer Hamidov – Trend:
Over 458,289 domestic and international flights were carried out via Iranian airports in the first 11 months of the current Iranian fiscal year, started March 2017.
The figure is 8 percent more compared to the same period of the preceding year, according to the latest data released by Iran Airports Company (IAC) on March 6.
More than 57 million passengers were transferred via Iranian airports in the 11-month period, 8 percent more year-on-year.
Also 554.5 million kilograms of cargo was transported via Iranian airports in the period, which is 10 percent more compared to the same months of the preceding year.
Mehrabad Airport in Tehran topped the Iranian airports in terms of flights with over 132,443 flights (16.162 million passengers), followed by Mashhad International Airport (69,086 flights and 9.8 million passengers), Imam Khomeini International Airport (53,963 flights and 8.33 million passengers), Shiraz International Airport (32,035 flights and 3.32 million passengers) and Isfahan International Airport(22,676 flights and 2.59 million passengers).
Meanwhile, Imam Khomeini airport stood at the first place among Iranian airports in terms of cargo transportation volume. Over 153.21 million kilograms of cargo was transferred via the Imam Khomeini Airport.
Mehrabad(111.373 million kilograms), Mashhad (88.49 million kilograms), Shiraz (31 million kilograms) and Ahwaz (24.6 million kilograms) airports stood at next places.