EghtesadOnline: Iran Airports Company registered 34,774 takeoffs and landings during the first month of the current Iranian year (March 21-April 20), which shows a 15% decrease compared with the similar period of last year.
A total of 4.32 million passengers and 49,200 tons of cargos were transported during the period, indicating a 14% and 11% decline respectively year-on-year, IAC's latest data published on its website show.
The latest IAC report also shows 28,975 takeoffs and landings were made by domestic flights during the one month, down 12% compared with the similar period of last year. More than 3.43 million passengers and 31,629 tons of cargo were transported domestically, indicating a 10% and 6% decline respectively YOY.
On the international front, 5,799 takeoffs and landings were registered, down by 29% YOY. A total of 893,094 passengers and more than 17,570 tons of cargo were transported to and from overseas destinations, posting a 27% and 19% decrease respectively compared with the corresponding period of last year, according to Financial Tribune.
Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport was the busiest Iranian airport during the period, with 10,073 takeoffs and landings, registering an 11% fall.
Close to 1.2 million passengers as well as 10,641 tons of cargo were handled at this airport, showing an 8% and 4% fall respectively YOY.
Mashhad International Airport was the second busiest airport with 4,449 takeoffs and landings, indicating a 20% decrease. It transported a total of 670,985 passengers and 6,774 tons of cargos, indicating a 17% and 13% decline respectively year-on-year.
Imam Khomeini International Airport registered 3,993 takeoffs and landings to register a 31% fall, while transporting 657,516 passengers and over 13,067 tons of cargos to be ranked third on the list of Iran’s busiest airports. The figures show a 26% and 18% decline YOY.
Iran Airports Company is affiliated to the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, which manages 54 airports across the country.