.Transit position in Aras Free Zone
The existence of access networks and the main axes of transport and transportation are essential needs to achieve a dynamic economy. The unique spatial location of the Aras Free Zone has provided the possibility of establishing direct communication with the four northern countries of the region and through it to other regions in a wider area. Proximity to Poldasht and the border, the border of Jolfa border with Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Norduz border with Armenia, Qolybiglo border with Azerbaijan, make it possible to connect with international communication lines from east and west and connect them.
Transport infrastructure in Aras Free Zone
The road from Tabriz to Jolfa with a length of 137 km to the city of Marand, ie up to about 65 km of Jolfa, is an existing highway and has an acceptable standard. From Marand to Julfa, there is also the main asphalt road, which is suitable in the current conditions and with the level of passing traffic. Also, the Marand-Jolfa highway is currently under construction. Thus, regardless of the constraints beyond the borders, the rail and road network leading to Julfa is well able to perform its functional duties inside the country to play the role of north-south corridor.
The existence of important railway networks in the South Caucasus region and the CIS countries on the one hand and the existence of railways with a history of more than one hundred years in this region has made it possible to use rail transport capacity. The national railway network in the province of East Azarbaijan connects Miyaneh to Maragheh and Tabriz and leads Tabriz through Razi station to Razi station (Turkish border) in the northwest of the country and through Marand to Jolfa border in the north of the province. In fact, the distribution of the province's road network is such that it communicates between eight city centers out of 14 cities in this province and a number of cities located along its route.
Tabriz Airport was built in 1336 with an area of 800 hectares and at a distance of 287 air miles from Tehran and in 1370 it was upgraded from a domestic airport to an international airport. Provides international services in the Caucasus region. In addition to Tabriz Airport, Sahand Airport is located 120 km from Tabriz and 8 km from Maragheh for domestic flights and serves as a local airport for the transportation of goods. Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic International Airport, which is located 50 km from the Aras Free Zone, is another air access route to this area.