Of the 47 existing civilian airports in Iran, 27 will undergo rehabilitation and refurbishment with new terminals, making the Islamic Republic a hot spot for airport development.
The head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO), Ali Reza Jahangirian, has called for the private sector’s partnership in aviation development projects, underlining his organization’s resolve to attract more investors to develop the country’s aviation industries.
Imam Khomeini International Airport, about 40 km southwest of the Iranian capital, currently has capacity for six million air travelers a year. The airport’s new terminal due to be built in five years will increase the capacity to 20 million passengers a year. New airports are planned in Araz Qom and Ikia Province to the tune of $6 billion.
According to the Civil Aviation Iran will need to acquire 400-500 airliners over the coming decade to renew its aging fleet.