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Iran FM Attends Opening Ceremony of Istanbul Airport

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, on behalf of the Iranian government, attended a ceremony held on Monday to open Istanbul's new international airport.

All Plane Tickets from Tehran to Iraq Sold Out for Arba’een

Reports show that a significant portion of the capacity of flights from Iran to Iraq has been sold out in the days leading to the Arba’een ceremony, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the fortieth day after the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam Hussein ibn Ali (AS).

Striking Lorry Drivers in Iran Demand Tyres, Higher Wages

Lorry drivers in Iran have staged temporary strikes during the recent months, calling on the authorities to increase their wages and control the tyre market, which has put the drivers under great pressure.

Iran to Sue ATR for Failure to Deliver Passenger Planes

Iran says it will file a complaint against the Italian-French aircraft manufacturer ATR for not remaining committed to its obligations under its contract with the Islamic Republic.

ATR to Replace Iran with Alternative Clients amid US Sanctions

The world’s largest commercial turboprop maker ATR is in talks with alternative buyers for seven remaining aircraft which it has to deliver to Iran under a $536 million deal, the company’s Italian shareholder Leonardo says.

Pollution-Hit Tehran Embraces New Bike-Sharing Start-up

A bike-sharing start-up was officially launched in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, in a move that city officials hope would help ease problems in the densely-populated, highly polluted city.

Iran Calls for Opening Joint Shipping Line with Qatar

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for further expansion of relations with Qatar, especially by launching a joint shipping line between the two Persian Gulf states.

Iran Slams Disrespect for Islamic Headscarves at Tbilisi Airport

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the country has lodged its strong protest with Georgia over the problems which some Iranian passengers faced at Tbilisi airport.

New ATR Planes Land in Tehran on Eve of US Sanctions

Five turboprop ATR planes purchased by Iran under a 2017 agreement landed in Tehran on Sunday, on the eve of the re-imposition of the first batch of US sanctions that will most probably block further plane deliveries.

5 ATR Passenger Planes to Join Iran’s Air Fleet

Five brand new civilian aircraft manufactured by the French plane-maker ATR will join the Islamic Republic of Iran’s air fleet on August 5, 2018.

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