EghtesadOnline: International flights to and from Iran are resuming after more airlines reactivate routes that were cancelled after the new coronavirus spread.
Latest data released by the Iran Airports Company show international air traffic in Iran is beginning to experience growth after the viral outbreak brought a significant slump in both passenger and cargo sectors.
The IAC data show the number of international takeoffs and landings, as well as the handling of passengers and cargo, during the fourth month of the current Iranian year (June 21–July 21) saw a 100%, 89% and 100% increase respectively compared with the preceding month.
The total number of takeoffs and landings during the month under review saw a 3% rise in comparison with the preceding month.
However, the total number of passengers and the volume of cargos handled during the period witnessed a 2% and 6% decline respectively month-on-month.
In the fourth Iranian month (June 21-July 21), a total of 21,767 takeoffs and landings were registered, which indicate a 28% decline compared with the similar period of last year.
More than 1.94 million passengers and 14,328 tons of cargos were transported during the month, indicating a 45% and 51% YOY drop respectively.
On the international front, 215 takeoffs and landings were registered, showing a 91% decrease YOY. A total of 8,605 passengers and more than 1,367 tons of cargo were transported to and from overseas destinations, indicating a 97% and %78 fall respectively YOY.
Iran Airports Company is an arm of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, which manages 54 airports across the country.