(Persia Digest) – The Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Authority, Ali Abedzadeh, has emphasized past experiences of going beyond sanctions and how this will be used to alleviate the current conditions. He said: “We cannot discuss our policies for confronting the sanctions, but based on our agenda, we will circumvent these in such a way as to provide people with the best services during this time.”
Abedzadeh continued: “US sanctions on the Iranian civil aviation is not a significant case. This has been an ongoing situation over the years.”
Speaking about the renovation of the fleet, he added: “All airlines have made plans to purchase aircrafts and our civil aviation will continue to be renovated.”
He commented on price drops for chartered flights, saying: “Presently, chartered flights have a small share of the market. Domestic airlines will begin to sell charter flight tickets and organize their sales network within the next few months.”
The Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development also said airlines have been informed to reduce the sale of charter flight tickets, adding: “Of course, charter flights are very important for touristic regions and this cannot be eliminated. It will continue on a limited basis.”
Iran’s civil aviation industry has been under severe sanctions by the US and its allies for many years now. But it has been kept operational with the efforts of Iranian engineers and civil aviation experts free of American involvement.
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