In a statement, the group said: “The computer system of Mahan Air has been subjected to a new attack. All Mahan flights have been kept on schedule.“.
The company added that it “has been the target on several occasions” of cyber attacks, “because of the important position it occupies in the aviation industry in the country,” according to Agence France-Presse.
“Our IT security team thwarted the cyber attack,” Mahan Air spokesman Amir Hossein Zolanvari told state TV.“.
Mahan Air, which was established 30 years ago, is the main Iranian private company after the state-owned Iran Air. It has been on the blacklist of entities targeted by US sanctions against Iran since 2011..
In addition to domestic lines, it operates flights to Europe and Asia.