Iran resumes flights to Najaf

FNA- Iran resumed its direct flights to the airport of the holy city of Najaf, Deputy Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization said.

“Due to problems on Iranian flights to Najaf in Iraq, aviation companies’ association held joint meetings which had positive results,” the official said.

All flights to Najaf had been cancelled since July 1 due to illogical ticket fare.

Based on the decision made by Najaf Airport officials, each Iranian firm has to pay about $85 per flight to Najaf, $15 for each seat and $10 in taxation.

“Due to problems on Iranian flights to Najaf in Iraq, aviation companies’ association held joint meetings which had positive results,” the official said.

All flights to Najaf had been cancelled since July 1 due to illogical ticket fare.

Based on the decision made by Najaf Airport officials, each Iranian firm has to pay about $85 per flight to Najaf, $15 for each seat and $10 in taxation.

In relevant remarks in mid-June, Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi underlined that his country will assist Iraq to further strengthen its economy.

“As we brotherly stood beside the Iraqi nation and government in fighting against terrorism and other crises, we will stand beside our brothers in the economic field too,” Masjedi said, addressing the Iranian and Iraqi economic activists in Baghdad.

Calling on the Iranian firms to increase their presence in Iraq, he asked the Iraqi officials to pave the ground for their participation in Iraq’s development by removing the obstacles.

His remarks came after Secretary General of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce Seyed Hamid Hosseini underlined that a sum of $500 million has been allocated for financing projects of Iranian companies in the neighboring country of Iraq.

“Iraq is a big regional market for Iran and it needs different products and services, specially railway construction, telecommunications, electricity, oil swap and tourism development,” Hosseini said.

He underlined that Iran’s Resistance Economy Headquarters has recently allocated a 500-million-dollar budget to supply the Iranian companies in Iraq.

In February, Iran agreed with Iraq to help the Arab country design and build industrial townships in some Iraqi provinces.

The agreement was signed in a meeting between Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh with his Iraqi counterpart al-Sudani in Baghdad.