Iran’s privately owned Aseman Airlines has been banned from flying over Europe by the European Union. The airline is the third largest carrier in Iran by active fleet size, according to CAPA.
The ban was imposed due to safety concerns, according to a statement issued by the European Commission in Brussels.
The EC said Thursday that the EU listed the airline with others who do not meet international safety standards.
Iran is purchasing new jets to renew the country’s aging aircraft now that the international sanctions have been lifted by the United Nations, with the signing of the JCPOA nuclear deal.