Iranian airline rejects British safety warnings

Iran's Mahan Air on Sunday rejected claims by the British Department for Transport that the airline was unsafe, the Mehr news agency reported.

Iranian airline rejects British safety warnings
Iran's Mahan Air on Sunday rejected claims by the British Department for Transport that the airline was unsafe, the Mehr news agency reported.

Mahan Air General Manager Hamd Arabnejad told Mehr that all the airline's planes were safe and accused the British side to cause a ballyhoo through groundless claims.

Mahan Air was on Friday asked by British transportation authorities to suspend its five weekly flights between Tehran and Manchester over safety concerns.

Arabnejad said his airlines would carefully follow up the case.

The Tehran-based network of Mahan Air, which began operations in 1992, has 21 destinations in 10 countries, including Dusseldorf, Germany.

Sanctions imposed by the United States are a major headache for civil aviation in Iran, even for the country's main airliner Iran Air (Homa).

DPA

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