An aerial view of the Imam Khomeini International Airport in southern Tehran

5% decline in Iranian airports traffic

Financial Tribune- Iran Airports Company registered 33,651 takeoffs and landings during the Iranian month ending March 20, 2018, which shows a 5% decline compared with last year’s corresponding period.

Close to 4.07 million passengers and 40,159 tons of cargo were transported during the period, indicating an 8% and 6% year-on-year decline respectively, IAC reported on its website.

As for domestic flights, 27,331 takeoffs and landings were registered, down 5% YOY.

More than 3.17 million passengers and 23,750 tons of goods were transported domestically, indicating a 9% decline in each term over last year’s same period.

On the international front, about 6,320 takeoffs and landings were registered, decreasing 4% YOY.

A total of 898,891 passengers and 16,409 tons of cargo were transported to and from overseas destinations, posting a 2% and 1% decrease respectively YOY.

Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport was the busiest domestic airport during the period, followed by Mashhad International Airport and Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Iran Airports Company is an arm of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, which manages 54 airports across the country.