50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Lufthansa CEO Sees Opportunities In Iran

Download: Printable PDF Date: 04 Sep 2015 12:58 category:
Publisher:
Lufthansa CEO Sees Opportunities In Iran - Airlines publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Source: Reuters

Lufthansa is excited by the possibilities offered by the opening up of Iran, especially for its maintenance and catering divisions, the airline group's chief executive said.

Carsten Spohr said he would be travelling to Iran shortly and that talks with partners had intensified.

"I think there's a high interest for Lufthansa Technik and catering services, but also for additional destinations and capacity on the cargo and passenger side," he said.

Austrian Airlines, part of Lufthansa, has said destinations could include the cities of Isfahan and Shiraz.

Iran and six world powers struck a deal on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme in Vienna on July 14 and if the UN atomic watchdog confirms Tehran is complying with provisions to curb its nuclear activity, Western sanctions could begin to be removed.

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have been able to maintain flights to the Iranian capital Tehran through the sanctions, Spohr noted.

"Lufthansa has always kept services into Tehran over the last difficult years, so did Austrian and this is now paying off."



Loading comments for Lufthansa CEO Sees Opportunities In Iran...


Recommended

Three Airbus H135s ordered by Romanian Ministry of Interior for air medical services

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search...

First of Three Global 6000 joined Luftwaffe Fleet

First of three Global 6000 business jets delivered to Germany’s air force, Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe, a longtime Bombardier aircraft operator, will use the Global 6000...

Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution at all Las Vegas international gates

Passengers traveling through Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport can look forward to a new streamlined journey with Collins Aerospace Systems’ SelfPass™ biometric solution. The solution, whi...

Third runway is operational at Sheremetyevo International Airport

On September 19th, 2019, the third runway was put into operation at Sheremetyevo International Airport. The official opening took place with the participation of the Special Representative of the Pres...