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Iran Studying Use of Qatari Planes for Domestic Flights

Source: Fars News Agency

Managing Director of Iran's national air carrier, Iran Air, Farhad Parvaresh announced that the country is likely to use Qatari planes for domestic flights.

"Based on the cabotage law which has also been approved by the (Islamic Consultative Assembly) parliament, foreign airline companies can run domestic flights in Iran's internal routes," Parvaresh told reporters on Sunday.

He continued saying that based on the cabotage law, the Qataris can also fly in Iran, but under an Iranian company.

And the issue is now under study, he added.

"Of course if any Qatari company wants to run flights under the name of an Iranian airline within the country, it should obey the laws of our domestic airlines," Parvaresh added.

Iran Air is working on plans to expand its ties with regional airlines.

Parvaresh had earlier announced the endorsement of an agreement between Iran and Turkey's national air carriers, Iran Air and Turkish Airlines, to boost mutual cooperation in various areas of civil aviation.

He told FNA mid 2010 that the two airlines signed an agreement during a one-day visit to Iran by the Managing Director of the Turkish Airlines to utilize each other's capacities and possibilities.

Parvaresh added that based on the agreement, the two airliners can use each other's capacities to sell ticket for their flights.

He stated a the time that negotiations were held between the two sides to use empty seats on their flight, considering Iran Air's multiple flights to Turkey and the Turkish Airlines' flights to several cities across Iran.

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