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Tehran's IKIA Handles Over 760K Passengers in 1 Month

Tehran's IKIA Handles Over 760K Passengers in 1 MonthTehran's IKIA Handles Over 760K Passengers in 1 Month

A total of 761,170 passengers were transported via Imam Khomeini International Airport during the Iranian month ending Sept. 22.
According to Farouq Alikhani, an Imam Khomeini Airport City official, 4,232 flights were operated at IKIA during the month.
He added that more than 14.71 million tons of luggage were transported during the same period, IKAC News service reported.
Alikhani noted that the number of incoming flights stood at 2,116 carrying 374,680 passengers and 7,371,732 tons of luggage.
“Imam Khomeini International Airport registered 47,446 takeoffs and landings in the last fiscal year that ended on March 20, 2019, to register a 19% decline,” he said.
“More than 7.27 million passengers and 141,704 tons of cargos were transported from the airport during the period to rank third on the list of Iran’s busiest airports in 2018, which show a 19% and 14% decline respectively year-on-year.”
IKIA has the biggest share of international flights operated in Iran. It has been distinguished as the third fastest-growing major airport in the world. 
Operated by Iran Airports Company, IKIA is located 30 kilometers southwest of Iran's capital city Tehran.

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