For just under two years ago, the Danish security staff in Copenhagen Airport, greeted by an armed iranian Air Marshal on board one of Mahan Air's planes, and since then, the iranian airline was forbidden to operate in Denmark.
Now, Germany is also entered into the dispute about the armed guards on the airline's aircraft and, like the Denmark banned all Mahan Air flights to the country.
The writing Aviation24 according to the CheckIN.dk.
Mahan Air has long been in both the european and us authorities ' attention, because they are suspected of transporting weapons and fighters between Iran and Syria to help the syrian regime in the ongoing civil war.
And it is this suspicion of the German authorities to prohibit the Mahan Air in the country, in an attempt to 'protect Germany's foreign policy and security interests'.
Mahan Air transports military equipment and people to various areas of conflict in the Middle east, especially to Syria, says the spokesperson from the German ministry of foreign affairs, Christofer Burger, according to Aviation24.be at a press conference, where he adds, that Germany regards Iran's 'destabilising activities' in the region as 'unacceptable'.
According to the CheckIN.dk opened the Mahan Air their route to Denmark back in June of 2016 in the form of two weekly flights between Tehran and Copenhagen Airport, but already in march 2017, the route was closed, as it emerged that the airline had armed guards on board.
In Denmark, there is provided a special permission to carry weapons on board aircraft, and as the Danish authorities pointed out that legislation against Mahan Air, the airline chose to suspend all air traffic to Denmark.
CheckIN.dk could in the time for describe how the Police Intelligence service (PET), the ministry of Justice, Ministry of foreign affairs, the ministry of Transport and the Danish transport authority diligently worked to find a solution, then, Mahan Air was able to operate in Denmark again.
Although according to Danish law is illegal to have armed guards on board, signed to the Danish authorities, namely an agreement with the UNITED states back in 2010, which gave u.s. airlines permission to have Sky Marshals on board flights to and from Denmark.
however, not authorities to find a solution in the case of Mahan Air case, and, therefore, operates the iranian airline is still not in Denmark.