Siavosh Amir-Mokri who was speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the 5th Iranian Transportation Exhibition, said that “we now have the capacity for 1,800 transit flights per day in 132 air corridors over the Iranian air space and our country’s air space is very favorable for the European flights heading for East Asia, on condition that the transit cost for passing through the Iranian air space will be economically justifiable for the foreign airways”.
The managing director of Country’s Airports and Aviation Navigation Company added that keeping in mind the formula inclusive of the plane weight, the length of path, and a fixed ratio of dollar, we have defined a transit cost, but both the lengths of the paths need to be decreased and we should consider discounts for foreign airlines so that passing through Iran’s air space will be economically justifiable compared with those of the other countries.
“We obtained the discount permit from the government last year, and we are currently shortening the air paths’ lengths, while Iran has the most no flight zones compared with the other regional countries, for lessening them we need to reach agreements with the armed forces,” he said.
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