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Tens of Iranian, Foreign Companies to Participate in Int’l Aviation Exhibition on Kish Island

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A large number of Iranian and foreign companies are due to take part in the international aviation industries exhibition on Kish Island, in the Persian Gulf, on November 18.
“100 Iranian and foreign companies will participate in the biennial international air and aviation industries exhibition on Kish Island,” Spokesman of the Exhibition Ali Mohammad Khanmohammadi told the state-run news agency on Wednesday.

Noting that the exhibition has so far been held 6 times, he said the exhibit is one of the most creditable exhibitions in the field of air and aviation industries.

Khanmohammadi said that displaying the capabilities of the Iranian air and aviation industries in the fields of passenger and cargo transportation and paying more attention to the expansion, renovation, updating and economical use of the country’s airports as well as infrastructures and laws are among the goals pursued by holding the exhibition.

Iran’s National Aviation Organization announced in October that a growing number of foreign aircraft carriers are willing to launch operation in Iran.

The organization said that, currently, thirty-three foreign airlines are active in Iran, transporting a total of three million passengers in the previous Iranian calendar year (March20, 2013-March 20, 2014).

The organization added that the security and safety of Iran’s airspace is one of the root causes of foreign carriers’ interest to operate in the country. The clashes in regional countries, specially Iraq, has led flights whose destination or origin are the Persian Gulf littoral states or a number of East Asian countries, to replace their previous routes with Iran’s airspace. In fact, many global aircraft carriers such as British Airlines and Air France have gradually changed their air routes and no longer fly over Iraq.

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