Iran en­ters new long-haul era with Air­bus de­liv­ery

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Iran Air has taken de­liv­ery of its first new long-haul air­craft from Air­bus, as part of a huge or­der placed last year.

The new A330-200 marks the start of a ma­jor fleet re­newal and ex­pan­sion strat­egy for the Tehran­based na­tional car­rier, which ex­pects to in­tro­duce 100 new Air­bus jets into its fleet on the com­ing years. These in­clude 46 sin­gleaisle air­craft and 54 wide-body jets, in­clud­ing 38 A330s and 16 A350s.

The new A330 is con­fig­ured with a two-cabin lay­out, seat­ing 32 pas­sen­gers in busi­ness class and 206 in econ­omy.

Iran Air is plan­ning to com­pletely over­haul its fleet fol­low­ing the eas­ing of EU and US sanc­tions against the Ira­nian gov­ern­ment.

At present, the air­line op­er­ates a fleet of ag­ing Air­bus jets, in­clud­ing the A300 and A310, as well as Fokker 100s and McDon­nell Dou­glas MD-82s. Click here for full story

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