Switzerland stops refuelling Iranian aircraft
Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has reportedly stated Iran-registered aircraft will not be allowed to refuel at Geneva Airport due to trade-imposed sanctions on the Arab state (Trend.az, 22-May-2011). Iran Air operates a weekly Tehran-Geneva, which will continue to operate, according to FOCA, but for which the airline “should get fuel from other countries such as Serbia”, spokesman Anton Kohler said. Geneva Fuelling Services Company, which supplies fuel at Geneva, confirmed the report, saying that it has had no relations with Iran Air since late Apr-2011. Iran has criticised several EU countries for refusing to supply Iranian aircraft with fuel, which it claims is illegal as it could affect safety. The Iranian government announced it would take action if European countries continued to refuse to provide fuel for Iranian aircraft.