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Mehrabad Airport Traffic Down 26%

Mehrabad Airport Traffic Down 26%
Mehrabad Airport Traffic Down 26%

Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport handled 45,800 flights during the first half of the current fiscal year (March 20-Sept. 21), marking a 26% decline compared with the corresponding period of last year. 
The airport's passenger traffic declined by 28% to 4.55 million people, mostly as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. The total volume of cargo transported through Mehrabad stood at 31,000 tons during the period, marking a 21% decrease year-on-year, Fars News Agency reported. 
Until 2007 and before the construction of Tehran’s larger new airport (Imam Khomeini International Airport), Mehrabad was Tehran's prime airport handling both international and domestic traffic. But after 2007, international flights were transferred to IKIA.


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