Mehdi Nourayi acknowledged on Monday that the variety of seats supplied by Iran Air to worldwide vacationers had additionally elevated by 135% over the previous calendar yr.
He famous, nevertheless, that the airline had skilled a drop of round 21% in its home flights over the identical interval.
the official added Iran Air has continued to report constant progress in worldwide flights this yr.
The announcement comes although Iran’s nationwide airline has been barred from accessing new planes and components from overseas suppliers due to American sanctions on the nation.
The corporate has additionally confronted restrictions to broaden its worldwide locations due to continued US stress on nations concerned in commerce and financial ties with Iran.
Nourayi added Iran Air’s present energetic fleet consists of 55 plane. He added that the airline might recuperate from monetary issues suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic and the US sanctions by counting on elevated revenues from worldwide flights.
Iran Air had positioned orders for dozens of latest plane from worldwide aircraft producers like Boeing and Airbus after Iran and world powers signed a landmark deal on Iran’s nuclear program in 2015.
Nonetheless, the provision of the planes had been suspended after a handful of deliveries in 2018 and after the USA withdrew from the nuclear deal and threatened worldwide firms with sanctions in the event that they interact in transactions with Iran.
An Iran Air spokesman stated final month that 5 plane will likely be added to the airline’s fleet by March.