• According to the latest statistics the aviation industry supports 58 million jobs around the world both directly and indirectly.
  • More than 50% of international tourists are traveling by air and aviation plays a crucial role in tourism industry.
  • Aviation also supports $2.4 trillion of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Consequently, compared to the other ways of transportation, air transportation is fast and reliable over long distances.
  • This fact is made most apparent when you consider that around a 30% of all international trade is sent by air in value of goods sent.
  • Iran’s new deal with the world represents a chance to renew a fleet whose average age of 23 years is almost twice the international average.
  • Need for renewing of Iran’s fleet, with an age of more than 20 years is attracting for international manufacturers involved.
  • According to Civil Aviation Organization it is estimated that Iran, a country of 80 million people, would need around 500 new aircraft in the next decade to renew its old fleet.
  • According to officials, Iran is planning to finance the purchases through mechanisms such as leasing, foreign loans and state funds.
  • Iran has more than 20 million domestic passengers a year and 6 million international passengers on Iranian carriers. Despite sanctions it had a 6% growth and it is expected to have an increase about 10% for 10 years.
  • Some analysts expect Iran to acquire as many as 300 new commercial jet aircraft, with an estimated value of around $18 billion over the next decade. Such an overhaul would bring Iran’s fleet closer to international standards.

Aviation industry in Iran