Iran to receive 9 new Airbus planes by end of 2018

March 28, 2017 - 0:53

TEHRAN- Frahad Parvaresh, the managing director of Iran’s flag carrier airline Iran Air, announced that the country will receive four new Airbus planes in 2017 and five other Airbus jets in 2018, Mehr news agency reported.

During a visit by President Hassan Rouhani to Paris in January 2016, Iran provisionally ordered 118 Airbus jets worth $27 billion.

The first, second and third planes that Iran has purchased from the European aviation giant Airbus landed in Tehran on January 12, March 11, and March 25,  2017, respectively.

Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced in mid-January that renovation of Iran Air fleet has begun, adding that according to the contracts with world major plane makers, Iran Air is to receive 200 new planes, of which 100 will be purchased from Airbus and 80 from Boeing.


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