Mehrabad to Discard 40 Grounded Planes
Economy, Domestic Economy

Mehrabad to Discard 40 Grounded Planes

There are 40 out-of-service planes parked in Mehrabad International Airport, which will be discarded as per a decree issued by Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi, says the airport’s director general Ali Rostami.  “These airplanes’ spare parts have been reclaimed and used in other planes. They are by no means airworthy,” he was quoted as saying by Transport Ministry’s news portal.  By scrapping the grounded planes, the ministry aims to resolve the problem of parking space at the airport, which has room for 40-42 planes, but currently accommodates up to 47 aircraft.  “Mehrabad needs parking space for 75 planes within the next five years in view of the growing demand,” he said.  Iran has been planning to rejuvenate its aging air fleet following the removal of western sanctions on its economy in mid-January. The country has already signed a deal to purchase 118 passenger planes from French planemaker Airbus. Mehrabad, located in western Tehran, is currently the busiest airport in Iran in terms of passenger traffic, aircraft movement and freight transit, even though it is used for domestic flights only.  The airport handled more than 13.5 million passengers in 2015, according to figures published by Iran Airports Company.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/YVZH66
  1. http://goo.gl/qNcn9F
  • http://goo.gl/QytFNx
  • http://goo.gl/cKLmfJ
  • http://goo.gl/j7gnwh
  • http://goo.gl/RGeSGs

You can also read ...

FATF Gives Iran Until February to Complete Reforms
The international group that monitors money laundering...
Iran Private Sector Businesses Dispirited Over Economic Conditions - Report
A recent survey conducted by the Tehran Chamber of Commerce,...
Tehran Market: Gold Prices Move Toward Relative Calm
Gold prices are relatively stable according to the head of...
EU Mechanism for Iran Trade Pursues Long-Term Targets
France’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday the creation of a...
UK Preserving Iran Humanitarian Trade in Face of US Sanctions
High-level meetings on Thursday and Friday in London were held...
Iran Government Expected to Change Currency Repatriation Rules
Iran's private sector remains steadfast in its opposition to...
Iran: Imports of Essential Goods Top $4.6 Billion (Mar-Sep 2018)
Over 9.13 million tons of essential goods worth $4.67 billion...
Tehran Stock Exchange's Main Index Registers 90% Growth Since March
The total value of traded shares in Tehran Stock Exchange...