Iran Air CEO: Seven new planes to join Iran’s fleet

Seven commercial airplanes would be added to Iran’s fleet by the end of this year, said Iran Air’s top manager. We are going “to receive another five ATRs until the end of 2017, starting in August or September, and a further eleven in 2018, bringing it to the total 20…

Iran Air, Airbus open new chapter in cooperation

The landing of Iran’s first purchased Airbus (A321) in the capital’s international airport has paved the way for the country’s flag-carrier airline – Iran Air to resume cooperation with the Airbus Company after 38 years, a senior Iranian official said. Speaking in a ceremony held here on the Thursday to…

Iran Air, Boeing finalize plane purchase deal

Iran Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing to purchase 80 planes from US aircraft maker. Iran’s flag carrier ‘Iran Air’ says it has signed a much-awaited agreement with US aviation giant Boeing to purchase 80 planes.  The agreement envisages the purchase of 50 twinjet narrow-body Boeing 737 planes and…

Iran’s dealmaking with Europe: the seven biggest contracts

Deals worth nearly €40bn were struck during the Iranian president’s four-day visit to Europe after the lifting of sanctions The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, meets the French president François Hollande. France and Italy have led the way in cementing post-sanctions deals.  Airbus €22bn (£16.8bn) Aiming to renovate its ageing air…

European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran

Several European airlines aim to resume their flights to Iran following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the Persian daily IRAN reported on Thursday. The newspaper quoted Mohammad Khodakarami, deputy head of Iran’s civil aviation authority, as saying British Airways officials visited Tehran on Tuesday to discuss…

European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran

Several European airlines will resume their flights to Iran after nearly five years following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the Terahn-based English newspaper IRAN daily reported on Thursday. The newspaper quoted Mohammad Khodakarami, deputy head of Iran’s civil aviation authority, as saying British Airways officials visited…

Iran selects Airbus for its civil aviation renewal

Iran officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders and a comprehensive civil aviation co-operation package. The agreements were signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande. According to a press release issued by Airbus,…

Mahan Air flight to Moscow

Iranian private airline Mahan Air will launch direct flights to Moscow from next week, Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said. On January 21 Mahan Air will launch direct flights between Moscow and Tehran with a frequency of one flight per week, Sanaei said in a Russian-language blog post on…

Iran, Airbus to start talks on new passenger jets

Airbus confirmed on Monday that it was poised to begin negotiations with Iran for the sale of dozens of new commercial aircraft. The New York Times reported from London that the deal is part of a raft of international business that is expected to flow toward Tehran since economic sanctions…

Iran, US hold talks on direct flights

Farhad Parvaresh, Chairman and Managing Director of Iran Air, referred to the resumption of refueling at airports in Western Europe following the lifting of international sanctions. He maintained “previously, Iran Air was forced to load enough fuel to cover the outbound as well as part of the inbound sector of…