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News ID: 6320
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 11:25 - 15 February 2015
Tehran, YJC. Iranian aviation official has said Iranian airspace has been accepting 70 percent more international flights.

"The Iranian airspace is the most secure one worldwide,” said Ebrahim Shoushtari, Deputy Head of Aviation Operations of the Iranian Airports Company, who was speaking in provincial capital city of Yasuj in southwestern Kohkiloyeh and Boyerahmad during opening ceremony of Yasuj Airport new aviation system.

He added that the number of international flight over Iran has increased by 70 per cent since last August.

He attributed the rise to the strategic location of Iran and ‘high quality of aviation services of the country; "apart from these factors, a secure sky has contributed to this rise as well,” he noted.

"54 airports are operational right now with about 700 international and domestic flights being handled in these airports daily; 5-6 per cent is the figure for rise in the number of domestic passengers, with 20-25 per cent growth in international flights number,” Shoushtari pointed out.

Providing comments on new plans by the Iranian aviation system, he said that by the end of March 2016, 9 per cent of Iran’s international airports will be equipped with satellite aviation systems.

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