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Destinia Opens New Office in Iran

By John Lee. The Spanish online travel agency Destinia has opened an office in Iran, and created a Persian language website allowing payments to be made in the local Iranian currency. “Our objective is to be one of the top three Arabic online travel agencies in the region by 2017,” said Amuda Goueli (pictured), CEO […]

British, Swedish Firms Shortlisted to Insure Iranian Tankers

The Director of Commerce of the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has said that two major British and Swedish insurance companies have been selected to provide coverage for Iranian vessels. “Following the international political opening, numerous number of qualified international firms have approached NITC negotiating terms of insurance policies,” Nasrollah Sardashti told Shana. They are […]

Iran-Oman Ferry Service to Start Soon

The National Ferries Company (NFC) in Muscat has confirmed that it will soon launch a ferry service linking Oman with Iran. The company will operate between Khasab and Qeshm Island in Iran, an estimated distance of 44 nautical miles that will take one hour at average speed. The service is expected to be launched shortly […]

Canadians Accused of Exporting Rail Equipment to Iran

By John Lee. Two Canadians accused of illegally selling railway equipment to Iran appeared in court in Montreal on Wednesday. Michael Allen (67) and Hugo Dreckmann (75) were ordered to return to court on 19th February, 2016. The two, directors of Romic Marc Rail, are accused of illegally exporting nearly $10 million worth of American-made railway equipment to Iran, […]

Jet Engine Falls Off during Iran Flight

By John Lee. AFP reports that a Boeing 747 operated by Iran’s Mahan Air lost an engine shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Thursday. The flight, with 300 passengers on board, was destined for Bandar Abbas in southern Iran when one of its engines crashed into a nearby field, forcing the jumbo to return and […]

World’s Biggest Tour Firm Eyes Iran

By John Lee. Germany’s TUI Group, the world’s largest leisure, travel and tourism company, is reported to be considering investment in Iran. The minister of economic affairs, labor and transport for the federal state of Lower Saxony in Germany, Olaf Lies, told PressTV that preliminary negotiations have been held for the multinational tour operator to […]

FlyBaghdad Starts Iran Flights

By John Lee. Iraq’s youngest airline, FlyBaghdad, is to start flying between Iraq and Iran, according to a report from Gulf News. The airline’s Regional Commercial Manager, Mohammad Abdali, told the news agency that the Iraqi-owned airline will start flights from Baghdad International Airport to Tehran, Isfahan and Mashhad on October 16. He added that […]

Iran Insures Foreign Investors Against Non-Economic Risks

The President of the Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran says that any foreign investor wishing to enter the country will be fully insured against all non-economic risks by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. At the first international conference on Investment Opportunities in Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Mohammad […]

Spanish Firms Considering Projects in Iran

IRNA reports that Spanish companies have begun analyzing tenders for participation in infrastructure and development projects in Iran to be implemented in the course of the next year. According to Spainish political daily The Diplomat, Iranian officials have declared the country’s readiness for partnership with foreign firms in 121 infrastructure and development projects worth more […]

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Iran to Buy 500 New Passenger Planes

By John Lee. Iran’s Minister for Roads and Urban Development, Abbas Akhoundi (pictured), has said that Iran plans to buy 500 new passenger planes by the end of 2016. He told reporters that negotiations with top aircraft companies are already underway. (Source: IRNA)

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Iran Khodro Exports Break Records

By John Lee. Iranian vehicle maker Iran Khodro (IKCO) has exported over 6,000 vehicles to the international markets in the first half of the current Persian calendar year surpassing the car manufacturer’s export record throughout last year. IKCO ‘s Deputy for Export and International Department, Saeed Tafazzoli said IKCO’s main foreign site is located in […]

Iran to Spend $21bn on Russian Equipment

Iran has reportedly signed contracts worth $21 billion to buy satellite equipment and aircraft from Russia. According to a report from Reuters, Manouchehr Manteghi, the managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization, said in an interview with Russian agency Sputnik that the contracts had been signed at the MAKS-2015 air show in Russia last month. […]

Iran Needs up to 400 New Planes

By John Lee. Iran’s Transport Minister, Abbas Akhoundi (pictured), has estimated that the country could need 400 new planes. According to the report from CNN, Airbus and Boeing are in negotiations to rebuild the Iranian air fleet. Mohammad Khodakarami, director of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, said: “We have an active fleet of only 150 and […]

Winners and Losers if Sanctions Lifted

By John Lee. An analysis by Fortune magazine lists the expected winners and losers from a lifting of sanctions on Iran. Winners EU automakers: Companies such as Germany’s Mercedes-Benz, and Peugeot and Renault of France, are identified as being well positioned to take advantage of Iran’s large market. Oil services companies: Iran says it needs […]

Emirates Increases Cargo Capacity to Iran

By John Lee. Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has announced that it is planning to increase its cargo capacity to Iran. On 1st September the airline will begin five daily non-stop flights to Mashhad, making it Emirates’ second Iranian destination after the capital city Tehran, which Emirates has been serving since March 1990. […]