Iran’s Aseman Airlines Dismisses Report on Being Banned from EU Skies
- December, 10, 2016 - 17:43
- Economy news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An official with Aseman Airlines dismissed a recent report by foreign media suggesting that the European Union (EU) has banned the Iranian carrier from operating within the EU over safety concerns, stressing that no flight to the Union has been on its agenda.
“Following a report by a foreign news agency that Aseman Airlines has been banned from making flights to Europe, it is announced that this airline currently has no flights to Europe and has also received no requests from (Iran’s) Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) to that effect,” Reza Jafarzadeh, the public relations manager of Aseman Airlines, said on Friday, according to Press TV.
Aseman Airlines would consider the required safety standards as soon as there is a request to establish flights to the Europe Union, he added.
The statement came after Reuters in a report on Thursday claimed that the privately owned regional carrier which is Iran's third largest by active fleet size has been banned from European skies.