A Dubai-based news agency has reported that Hamadan Airline plans to begin the service between Hamadan and Abu Dhabi within a month.
The authorities of Hamadan Airport decided to appoint local people for the management of the carrier.
Aviation officials of Iran and Abu Dhabi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend Hamadan air carrier operations to Abu Dhabi. The MoU was signed during the visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Iran on February 7-8.
Senior officials of Hamadan said representatives of Hamadan Airlines will make a thorough study to establish regular flight service between the two capitals.
“Relevant officials in Iran and Abu Dhabi have signed an MoU on the extension of operation of Hamadan Air Carrier to Abu Dhabi. The MoU is signed in parallel with extension of service to Dubai,” Hamid Reza Arbabsadeh, Director of Hamadan Airport told a news agency in Hamadan.
Earlier, Hamadan Air and Emirates and Shahid Abbas and Oman had signed MoUs on the expansion of the airline’s operations to these two cities.
The Crown Prince said the signing of MoU with Hamadan Air Carrier is an addition to the existing cooperation with Iran, which is witnessing a gradual warming of ties with UAE.
“There has been rapid improvement in ties between the two countries over the last two years and particularly last month when the Crown Prince went to Iran.
“There is a need to promote existing ties and to enter into new, good and active, cooperation,” he added.
A number of Iranian and Abu Dhabi officials have held a series of meetings in Hamadan, capital of East Azarbaijan Province, last month to discuss expansion of flights and provision of training for Iranian pilots.
But Hamadan official said Abu Dhabi Airport will not be the only base for flights.
“We will welcome any airline to send a plane to Hamadan and Hamadan Air will be responsible for the security and maintenance of the plane,” Arbabsadeh said.