Transportation

Shipping, road haulage, public transport, rail freight, aerospace and passenger travel are all covered in this section.

1st Iranian Tanker in Post-Sanctions Setting calls at African Port

An Iranian oil tanker has called at an African port for the first time since the removal of US-led sanctions on Tehran's nuclear program, an official said.

Saudi Arabia suspends Mahan Air over ‘safety’

Saudi Arabia has withdrawn licenses given to Iran's Mahan Air to land in the Persian Gulf kingdom or fly in its airspace over ‘safety’ claims.

41,000 More Flights Passing through Iranian Airspace, Compared with Last Year

During the past eleven months, 286,904 flights have been registered as passing through Iranian airspace, which is 41,000 more than during the same period the year before.

British Airways to resume flights to Iran

Iran’s media said on Thursday that an agreement has been signed with Britain that would allow the country’s flag carrier airline British Airways to resume flights to Iran after a hiatus of six years.

Lufthansa inks deal to repair planes in Iran

Germany's Lufthansa aviation giant is set to establish a repair and maintenance service unit in Iran. The company is reported to have sealed a deal with Iran Air to the same effect which also envisages cooperation in several other key areas.

Iran, Switzerland sign MoU on shipping, sea transport cooperation

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Switzerland signed on Sunday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on expansion of shipping and sea transport cooperation.

Boeing gets Ok to study Iran market

Boeing said Friday it received the green light from the Obama administration to study the commercial airplane market in Iran as it eyes opportunity following the lifting of nuclear sanctions against the country.

Airbus executive urges European banks to get over Iran fears

An Airbus executive urged European banks to overcome their wariness about financing export projects to Iran because of US sanctions, highlighting difficulties European companies face in their rush to Tehran.

China-Iran Freight Train Arrives in Tehran on First Journey

The first direct train connecting China and Iran, which had departed from the city of Yiwu in Zhejiang Province, has arrived in Iran’s capital....

Iran Inks Deal with ATR to Buy 20 Planes

Iran’s national airline, Iran Air, finalized a contract with ATR aircraft manufacturer on Monday to purchase 20 turboprops.

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