Abadan may reopen to international flights

Published May 13th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Seyed Mahdi Mortazavi, the head of Iran’s national air carrier, Iran Air, has confirmed that a study is underway to investigate the viability of allowing international flights to land and take off from Abadan Airport, reported IRNA, the official Iranian news agency. 


If investment problems are resolved and sufficient foreign carriers express their readiness to fly to Abadan, the Abadan Airport will become operational to international flights in the near future, Mortazavi stated.  


Abadan Governor General Habibollah Assefi expressed his confidence that Abadan Airport could once again regain its past status. The facility was once as important as Tehran's Mehrabad Airport, and was considered the country’s second largest international airport, he stated. — (MENA Report)

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