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Publish Date: 20:38 - 13 October 2020
Tuesday, 13 October 2020_Iranian airlines would not be allowed to increase fare prices despite lower demand for air travel and restrictions imposed on the number of passengers booked for flights to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, says the country’s chief aviation authority.

Iran cancels fare hikes amid low demand for air travelIran’s civil aviation authority said in a Monday statement that ticket price hikes announced last week by the Association of Iranian Airlines (AIA) would be halted until at least early December.

The statement said more discussions will be needed between representatives of the airlines and the government to sort out fare price issues.

IAI increased ticket prices by nearly two-fold in a bid to help airlines cope with lower demand amid the spread of the coronavirus in Iran, one of the worst hit countries by the disease in the Middle East region.

That comes as Iran’s transportation ministry has imposed a cap of 60 passengers per flight to observe social distancing rules needed to curb the spread of the virus.

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