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Aviation Sector Leads Global Reconnection

Aviation Sector Leads Global ReconnectionAviation Sector Leads Global Reconnection

Iranian airlines operated over 50,000 domestic flights and some 95,000 international flights crossed Iran’s airspace during the first six months of the current Iranian year (March 20-September 21), registering a 20% and 10.5% rise respectively compared with last year’s corresponding period, according to Iran Airports Company.

Over 22,100 international flights landed and took off in and from Iranian airports, indicating a 0.1% increase year-on-year, IRNA reported.

Iran Civil Aviation Organization says it issued 66,000 permits for international airlines to operate flights to and from the Islamic Republic during the six-month period.

Lufthansa started flying non-stop once again from Munich to Tehran in July.

Early September, British Airways resumed direct flights to Tehran—the first UK carrier to fly to Iran in four years.

Austria’s national carrier Austrian Airlines started flying three times a week to the Iranian commercial center of Isfahan on September 4.

KLM has also said it will resume service to Tehran from October 30, supplementing the Paris-Tehran service operated by Air France since April 16, 2016, after a seven-year hiatus.

Moreover, Iran is in talks with Air Canada, Korean Airlines and Air India to establish direct flights.

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