Anew chief executive has been appointed to manage Iran's flag carrier airline Iran Air, formerly known as Homa.

Touraj Dehqani Zanganeh replaces Farzaneh Sharafbafi, Iran Air’s first female chief executive officer since late 2017.

The new CEO was named in a Sunday Cabinet meeting chaired by President Hassan Rouhani.

No reason has been cited for the replacement. 

Dehqani has more than 8,000 hours of flight under his belt, flying Airbus A319, A321, A320 and A340. He previously served as the managing director of privately-owned Meraj Airlines. 

The appointee has a master’s degree in management and held managerial positions in the aviation industry, including the management of the Association of Iranian Airlines.