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Iran's Alborz Province Launches First Passenger Airport

Payam Airport was established in 1997 as a cargo-only airport, but the increasing population of Alborz Province prompted authorities to establish a passenger terminal for the airport
Alborz Province Launches First Passenger Airport Alborz Province Launches First Passenger Airport

The passenger terminal of Payam International Airport, located in the city of Karaj 40 km from Tehran, was officially launched on Friday after Taban Airline’s MD88 operated a maiden flight from Mashhad to Karaj.
The airport is now the first passenger airport in Alborz Province, one of the most populated provinces of Iran. 
“We have plans for twice weekly flights between Karaj and Mashhad … More flights will be launched to and from the cities of Ahvaz and Yazd in the coming weeks,” said Saeed Zarandi, director of Payam Special Economic Zone, in an interview with the National Radio. 
The official did not mention any plans for starting international flights from the airport. However, Turkish and Iraqi officials have earlier expressed interest in starting direct flights from Karaj to Izmir and Najaf. 

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