Iran and Russia has agreed to launch direct flights between more cities, Iranian Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) chief said Friday.
Mohammad Mohammadi Bakhsh, who is also the deputy roads and urban development minister, made the remarks in an interview with the official news agency IRNA, commenting on the agreements reached during his visit to Russia in April.
The flights expansion was already on the agenda and will be achieved through the cooperation of the two countries’ airlines, Mohammadi Bakhsh added.
He said during the visit, Iran and Russia reached cooperation deals on pilot training and aircraft repair and maintenance.
The CAO head added talks were also held with Russia on recognizing the two countries’ aviation standards.
Iran and Russia, both being under the U.S. sanctions, have recently expanded bilateral political and economic relations.
In early April, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said Iranian and Russian airlines have only operated direct flight between the two countries’ capitals.