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Qatari Flights Increase Iran’s Air Traffic By 10 Percent

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The air traffic of Iran has raised by 10 percent as fifteen to thirty flights of Qatar Airways use the Iranian airspace every day to reach its destinations.

Saudi-led bloc had shut down its airspace for Qatar after accusing it of supporting terrorism, after which Qatar relied on Iran for its air travel.

‘What is important to us is to provide service to the neighboring countries, particularly Muslim nations, under Iran’s friendship policy in the region,’ Rahmatollah Mahabadi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

‘Steps taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its international approach in providing service for Qatar have been approved by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA),’ the official said.

Qatar Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah thanked the neighboring state for giving Qatar the much needed breathing space after the blockade.

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