Iran developing more direct, parallel air routes

Ebrahim Shoushtari, the company’s deputy for aviation operations, pointed to the unique geographical position as well as sustainable security in Iranian airspace.

SHAFAQNA- Tehran, Sept 24, – An official at Iran Airports Company said efforts are underway to develop direct and parallel air routes over the country’s airspace in cooperation with Iran’s Armed Forces.


According to IRNA, Shoushtari said that given the unpleasant incidents over the airspace of Ukraine and insecurity in Iraq’s airspace, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has declared Iran’s airspace safest in the region.


Referring to ICAO’s call on Iran to accept flights, the official said fortunately, with the approval of managers of aviation industry, these flights are passing through Iranian airspace safely.


He added that at present, Iran is witnessing a 100-percent increase in transit of flights through its airspace, such that every 24 hours over 900 flights cross the country’s airspace.


Shoushtari noted that other efforts in this respect include development of direct and parallel routes for these flights, for which negotiations are underway with Iran’s Armed Forces to develop the routes in the near future.


“Now that Iran has opened its airspace to all airlines, countries using the airspace are expected to cooperate with Iran in meeting its demand for equipment,” he said.


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