Saturday, 26 May 2018

US sanctions won't effect Mahan Air

                    The US sanctions will make no difference, says Mahan Air.  The Iranian airline announced this weekend that the JCPOA made no difference in terms of sanctions against the Iranian airlines and confirmed the company would move forward with development plans, even after US president Trump pulling the nation out of the deal.
 In a statement Faramarz Sarvi, from the company said “Mahan Air has always been included in US anti-Iran sanctions even in the post-JCPOA era and the recent announcement of US Department of the Treasury is nothing new for this company,” 

After Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, France, China, Russia, UK, US, and Germany, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control levied sanctions on 4 Iranian airlines - Mahan Air, Meraj Air, Caspian Airlines and Pouya Air on Thursday.

“The sanctions against Iranian aviation industry has been in place since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and they are not something new for us,” Sarvi added.

Mahan Air has a fleet of 54 aircraft comprising of  2  Boeing 747-300's, 11 Airbus A340's, 14 Airbus A300's, 10  Airbus A310's and 17 BAe146's.