The US Department of the Tresaury's Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has added Bangkok based My Aviation Co. Ltd. to the list of its Specially Designated Nationals list. Entities on the lists will have their assets blocked and US persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

The OFAC alleges that My Aviation is acting as a general sales agent in Thailand for Mahan Air (W5, Tehran Mehrabad). The Thai company's activities allegedly include cargo services, such as organising the shipment of cargo on Mahan Air's Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Tehran Imam Khomeini route. OFAC has targeted Mahan Air, in particular, alleging that "Mahan Air has routinely flown fighters and materiel to Syria to prop up the Assad regime" and "continues to fly into Syria every week."

My Aviation will now be subject to secondary sanctions as outlined in OFAC's Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations.

OFAC's SDN list currently includes Iranian operators Caspian Airlines (CPN, Tehran Mehrabad), Dena Airways (D9, Tehran Mehrabad), Mahan Air, Meraj Air (JI, Tehran Mehrabad), and Pouya Air Lines (Tehran Mehrabad) as well as Al Naser Wings Airlines (NG, Baghdad), Al-Naser Airlines (MHK, Baghdad), Khors Aircompany (KHO, Kyiv Boryspil), and Syrianair (RB, Damascus) in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.