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Iran Airport Traffic Declines as High Season Ends

The downturn may partly be attributed to the end of the summer season by the start of the period under review
Iran Airport Traffic Declines as High Season Ends - Photo: Hamidreza JafariIran Airport Traffic Declines as High Season Ends - Photo: Hamidreza Jafari

Iran Airports Company registered 5,378 international takeoffs and landings during the Iranian month ending Oct. 22 to register a 27% decline in traffic compared with the similar period of last year. 
A total of 723,317 passengers were transported to and from overseas destinations, posting a 33% decrease year-on-year.
The downturn may partly be attributed to the end of the summer season by the start of the period under review, though it also has to do with the fact that international airlines started to wind down their businesses in Iran after the United States announced in May that it had unilaterally decided to pull out of the nuclear deal Iran signed with world powers, including the US, in 2015. 
The IAC data also show the number of international flights crossing the Iranian airspace saw a 23% decline from Sept. 23-Oct. 22.

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