kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12565 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4539 times:
This could be due to a combination of a lot of reasons, most of which can be traced back to sanctions:
1. Lack of demand for flights to Iran (and indeed, lack of demand in Iran for flights to GVA). The latter may well be due to a declining flying population, due to sanctions and reducing value of the Iranian currency.
2. Lack of serviceable aircraft; sanctions may also be an issue here.
3. Declining trade between Iran and Europe.
I'm sure there are other cities they and Mahan have stopped serving; as long as the current situation continues and the sanctions bite harder on the Iranian economy, I would expect to see this number grow.