Domestic Economy

All Iran Airlines in the Red

There are 333 airlines in Iran, more than 50% of which are grounded
All Iran Airlines in the Red
All Iran Airlines in the Red

All airlines are making losses and their income from ticket sales is negative (spending more than what it earns), says the head of the Association of Iranian Airlines, Abdolreza Mousavi. 
A translation of his remarks made at a recent press conference, as reported by Mehr News Agency, is as follows:
The Association of Ticket Sellers has become the go-to authority for providing statistics while they have almost no relation with civil aviation industry. Members of this association go to the parliament and the government, and hog the limelight.
Domestic airlines are not seeking to feather their own nest, as they are focused on providing services. We have 333 airlines, more than 50% of which are grounded.
We’ll have to compromise on the safety of flights, if we fail to solve their economic problems. In fact, the prices of tickets on the black market will jump stratospherically and exasperate people. As we speak, the time it takes to purchase a ticket is long and that is because airplanes are being grounded. 


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