Speaking in interview with ICANA, Head of the Civil Development Committee of the Majlis provided comments on recent statements by the Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization that Iran is looking forward to opening flight routes to the US and said "Nothing has been disclosed to us in that regard and no opinion has been sought.”
"But if launching a direct flight between Iran and the US is in line with the major policies of the state and it further does not diminish the flights’ share it will be all right with us,” Seyyed Mehdi Hashemi added.
"I am not sure if doing so is economically feasible,” he asserted, adding "to make out if it is economical will fall within the privileges and properties of the government.”
Hashemi further pointed out that a direct flight will reduce the travel cost and added that if no damage is done to the other flights; launching one to the US will be all right.
"But I think that that there will not be enough demand to warrant a direct flight,” he commented.
The Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization had lately said that there was no technical problem against opening a flight route to the US and that he and his colleagues were waiting for favorable opinions from political leaders.