International travel used to be a popular and prestigious holiday activity for Iranians, but the value of Iranian Rial has decreased rapidly in the past few years and judging by our sales statistics at trip.ir, many Iranians can’t afford airplane ticket and hotel reservation for international travels anymore. Apart from the heavy expenses and the problematic currency exchange rate, the government has been increasing the departure tax lately. These are the reasons why the rate of international travel for Iranians has decreased by 6.5% in the first 3 months of 1398, compared to the previous year.
The Aviation Authorities of Uzbekistan starting from March 1, 2020, decided to temporarily suspend the air services with South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran in order to prevent the possible penetration of a new type of coronavirus into the territory of the Republic.
The Iranian deputy minister of roads and urban development said a special flight will be operated today to fetch Iranian students stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of an ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
A former presenter with the Iranian television and a recent contributor to Press TV was among those who tragically died on board a Ukraine International Airlines plane that was traveling from the Iranian capital to Kiev on January 8.
Turkey’s latest domestically-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is equipped with smart technology, has successfully conducted its maiden flight in the northwest of the country, the manufacturer says.