(Persia Digest) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday described Germany's bans on Mahan Air from its airports as 'unjustifiable.'

IRNA reports that the German ban on Iranian airline, Mahan Air is based on wrong information provided by those who are not happy with good relations between Tehran and Berlin, Bahram Qasemi said.

He described Germany's decision as 'unjustifiable, hasty and on the contrary with the spirit of age-old bilateral relations.'

Qasemi referred to Mahan Air's good record and expressed the hope that Germany would review its decision on banning the Iranian airline from operating in its airports.

Germany has banned Iranian airline, Mahan Air from operating in the country's airports.

According to media reports, Germany has taken the decision under U' heavy pressures.


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Officials at the Federal Aviation Office (LBA) of Germany sent Tehran-based Mahan Air a notification 'ordering the immediate suspension of its authorization to operate passenger flights from and to Germany' from Monday, a German transport ministry spokeswoman said.

Mahan, Iran's second-largest carrier after Iran Air, flies four services a week between Tehran and the German cities of Düsseldorf and Munich.

Mahan Air, established in 1992 as Iran's first private airline, has the country's largest fleet of aircraft and has flights to a number of European countries, including France, Italy, Spain, and Greece.believed the move was justified.

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