Iran’s air traffic witnesses significant decline amidst COVID-19: Report

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the countries worldwide, and the ban put at place on tours and travel so as to stem its spread, has significantly affected air travel of several nations in the negative.

In lieu with the same, Iran’s Airport Company announced that, during the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year, the nation’s air traffic experienced a significant decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 13, the report stated that a total of 44,918 take-offs and landings, during the first quarter of the current Iranian year registered a 51 percent decrease, compared with the similar period last year. During the time span under review, more than 4.04 million passengers were transported, indicating a 64 percent decline year-on-year.

To view the same in total, domestic flights saw a decline of 43 percent, while international flights experienced a 91 percent drop.

The drop in air travel, which is deemed as necessary to stem the spread of the virus, has definitely affected the economy of the sector in the negative.

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