Air traffic in Iran declines over 50% in 3 months

Iran Airports Company has registered a total of 44,918 takeoffs and landings during the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 20-June 20) to register a 51% decline compared with the similar period of last year. Over 4 million passengers were transported during the period, indicating a 64% YOY decline.

28 July 2020
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Iran Airports Company has registered a total of 44,918 takeoffs and landings during the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 20-June 20) to register a 51% decline compared with the similar period of last year.

More than 4.04 million passengers were transported during the three months under review, indicating a 64% year-on-year decline. 

Over 36,793 tons of cargos were handled in spring, which show a 68% fall compared with the corresponding period of last year, IAC's latest report published on its website shows.

A total of 43,479 takeoffs and landings were registered by domestic flights during the three-month period, down 43% YOY. Close to 3.97 million passengers and more than 29,224 tons of cargo were transported domestically, indicating a 56% and 57% decline respectively YOY.

On the international front, 1,439 takeoffs and landings were registered, down by 91% YOY. A total of 75,546 passengers and more than 7,569 tons of cargo were transported to and from overseas destinations, down 97% and 84% respectively compared with the corresponding period of last year.

Similar to previous IAC reports, Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport was the busiest Iranian airport during the period under review with 18,082 takeoffs and landings, registering a 41% decline.

The airport handled about 1.71 million passengers in spring, showing a 53% decline and around 12,063 tons of cargo, indicating a 55% decrease YOY.

Mashhad International Airport was the second busiest airport with 4,688 takeoffs and landings, indicating a 66% YOY decrease. It transported 521,446 passengers and 3,961 tons of cargos, down 75% and 80% respectively year-on-year.

Shiraz International Airport registered 3,550 takeoffs and landings (a 54% YOY decrease), while transporting a total of 295,143 passengers (a 54% decline) and over 2,558 tons of cargos showing a 69% decrease YOY. The airport ranked third on the list of Iran’s busiest airports during the two-month period.

Month-on-gonth growth

In the third Iranian month (May 21-June 20), a total of 21,695 takeoffs and landings were registered, which indicate a 55% jump with the preceding month.

More than 2.01 million passengers and 17,284 tons of cargos were transported during the month, indicating a 58% and 66% increase respectively month-on-month.

On the international front, 579 takeoffs and landings were registered in the third month. A total of 31,054 passengers and more than 2,687 tons of cargo were also transported to and from overseas destinations.

The number of international takeoffs and landings, as well as the handling of passengers and cargo, during the third month under review observed a 24%, 51% and 33% increase respectively compared with the preceding month.

The international front, however, is still awaiting more green lights to regain its footprint.

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