Jul 2, 2015, 6:13 PM
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Minister of Roads announces plan for renovation of air fleet

Ardabil, July 2, IRNA – Minister of Roads and Urban Development on Thursday announced plan to renovate national air fleet in near future.

Abbas Akhoundi made the remarks in a press conference.

Akhoundi said that during his visit to France, he held useful negotiations with related officials concerning renovation of air fleet.

Referring to necessity of increasing security aspect of the in aerial transport, he said that the ministry has focused on renovation of airports and equiping them with smart systems. He cited installation of ILS system in Ardabil airport.

Akhoundi added that considering adverse climate situation in Ardabil, ILS system can decrease flight cancellations up to 50 percent and expressed hope that the system can be installed at the airport in the next two months.

He said that physical progress of 70 percent has been made in foreign terminal of the Ardabil Airport and necessary equipment to complete the project, the terminal will be operational until this autumn.

Capacity of the airport will reach one million passengers annually, he added.