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Iran wants to increase number of air passengers fourfold

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Head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) said plans in the civil aviation industry should aim for a fourfold increase in the number of air passengers.

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While Iranian airlines currently offer service to around 26 million passengers every year, that number should hit 100 million, Ali Abedzadeh told Tasnim.

He said Iran does have the potential for that growth in the number of air passengers, noting that tapping into the potential will generate revenue that would account for a considerable share of the national budget.

Abedi then highlighted the perfect opportunities available in neighboring Afghanistan or in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, stressing that Iran has both money and power to seize those opportunities.

“Afghanistan needs Iran. We should be able to carry all Afghan passengers around the world… We want to provide air transportation in the region; these capacities are available in the region, and we must revive them,” he added.


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