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Iran and Turkey consider 'airline consortium'

4-Aug-2010 12:51 PM

Iran is reportedly seeking to form an “airline consortium” with Turkey as part of plans to boost cooperation with airlines of neighbouring countries (Fars News Agency, 03-Aug-2010). Airlines involved in the negotiations are Iran Air and Turkish Airlines.

Iran Air: "Due to the existence of Islamic states in the region and the necessity of the expansion of air activities and cooperation with the neighboring states, it is necessary for us to form an airline consortium with the Turkish Airlines and other large airlines in the neighboring states in a bid to promote our activities in the region," Farhad Parvaresh, MD. Source: Fars News Agency, 03-Aug-2010.