Iran ranks 17th in worldwide flight security

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran’s Cultural heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Massoud Soltanifar said the country stands 17th in the world in terms of flight security.

“Based on the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ranking in terms of flight security we ranked 17. I believe that our ranking is higher,” the official said, the Iranian students’ news agency reported.

In July, Iran announced preparedness to open its airspace to passing flights after Ukraine closed its airspace following the Malaysian plane’s crash. Deputy Head of Flight Standards of Civil Aviation Organization of Iran Hamid Habibi voiced the country’s readiness to admit more flights passing through the Iranian airspace.

Following the Malaysian plane’s crash in Ukraine and closing the country’s airspace, he declared Iran’s readiness to admit passing flights which intend to change their route and use Iran’s aerial space.

A Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing-777 with over 290 people on board crashed in Ukraine, close to the border with Russia, on July 17.

By Fars News Agency


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