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Iran President Orders Measures to Restrain Exorbitant Airfares

Tensions arising from the sharp increase in airfares have finally convinced the president to step in and issue an order for measures to control the prices
President Orders Measures to  Restrain Exorbitant Airfares President Orders Measures to  Restrain Exorbitant Airfares
As soon as new forex policies came into force, prices more than doubled for domestic flights and certain foreign airlines refused to sell tickets in rials

President Hassan Rouhani has ordered prompt action to address the issue of exorbitant air ticket prices, the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization said. 
Ali Asghar Mounesan made the statement during a speech in Fars Province, noting that the presidential instruction was communicated to the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade on Tuesday. 
Airfares increased sharply after the new set of forex policies were enforced early this month as part of which airlines were excluded from the list of the industries eligible for subsidized foreign exchange. 
Prices more than doubled for domestic flights and certain foreign airlines began to illegally offer tickets at foreign currencies. 

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