TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) – At the opening ceremony of the German airliner on Tuesday, DMD of Commercial & Field Operations talked about the pressures of sanctions that have harmed Iran’s aviation industry.
Deputy Managing Director of Commercial & Field Operations at Iran Air Mohammadreza Khoshnevisan attended the opening ceremony of German airline company Germania and said, “while European countries have not allowed Iranian aircrafts to refuel at their airports since three years ago, their own aircrafts from various airline companies including Lufthansa and Alitalia could easily refuel at Iranian airports.”
While criticizing a European airport for not even providing one of Iran Air aircrafts with lifting equipment to replace its flat tire, he said, “our religious and ethical teachings do not allow us to treat them in kind, and all European airlines that choose Iranian airspace are welcome to use our airport services.”
He noted that Iran’s aviation industry has been suffering a lot for more than 30 years under sanctions and said, “however, with Iran Air experts’ hard work, Iran’s aviation industry is still functioning and we hope that we will be able to connect Tehran to all parts of the world by increasing our flights.”
Germania Airline plans to commence its flight schedule from Berlin, Hamburg and Düsseldorf to Tehran and Mashhad from February 25, 2015.
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