Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhondi on Sunday said that experts are continuing their researches into the cause of the Iran 140 air crash.
He said that as sanctions have loosened, Iran’s aviation industry has found the chance to take a breath.
Recently 10 airplanes joined the country’s aviation fleet. This added up to 2800 flight seats and lowered the fleet’s age by 1.5 years.
Akhondi stated that since the sanctions have been lifted it is easier to purchase plane parts.
He said Iran has recently sent its broken airplane engines abroad to be repaired.
It was decided that international flights in Tehran should take off and land in Imam Airport, and this has been done, except for the Haj flights which will also be transferred there soon, he maintained.
He also noted "Transferring the Mehrabad Airport Haj flights will cost so much. It will need hundreds of billions of Tomans. So we have to boost flight safety.”