CAOI lets Iranian airlines fetch passengers from Turkey

TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – Civil Aviation Organization of Iran (CAOI) has allowed Iranian airlines to launch passenger-less flights to Turkey in order to bring passengers back home.

Reza Jafarzadeh, the Head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization public relations office, made the announcement saying “due to the political crisis in Turkey and for the safety of passengers no flights to the Turkish airports have been operated since 23:30 p.m. Tehran local time on Friday.”

Emphasizing that the halt in flights to the neighboring country is still effective, the official said “conditions in Turkey are being monitored while Iran will resume flights as soon as Turkish airports become operational given that safety and health of flights are assured.”

Head of CAOI public relations office also noted that “there exist no threats to flights crossing over Turkey as announced by the official in charge of Asia/Pacific Regional Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).”

Jafarzadeh urged all Iranian airlines to inform their passengers on possible routes for travelling back to Iran.

He reiterated that the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization has issued necessary licenses to Iranian airlines to fly without passengers to Turkey in order to bring back Iranian passengers who had to stay in the neighboring country las night due to the recent crisis there.

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