Qeshm Airport Increases Capacity, Opens Route to Oman

Qeshm Island is preparing to handle more passengers and flights as the tourist island’s airport is expanding seriously. The airport’s director Mojtaba Shamsnejad has in an interview with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Developments shared some of the airport’s future plans.

Last week, Akbar Torkan from Iran’s governmental Construction Engineering Organization visited and inspected the new terminal which is due to open in February 2017. The new 3500 m² area will be an expansion of the current terminal of 5800 m².

He also announced that Qeshm seeks to boost the number of flights, both to new and current destinations. Alone during the two previous weeks, flights to Mashhad increased by 20% and Iran Aseman Airlines has plans to increase its 3 weekly flights to Shiraz.

Qeshm Air announced its interest to launch a route to Muscat in February 2016 however it has never become reality. Mr Shamsnejad described that a route to Muscat will be launched in a few weeks and that Qeshm Air still is considered, although negotiations with Oman Air is also underway on the sidelines.

In February 2016, Qeshm and Guangzhou agreed to establish a route between the two Asian cities.

 

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