Iran fi­nal­izes deal to buy six more ATR planes

Iran Daily - - Domestic Economy -

Na­tional flag car­rier, Iran Air an­nounced that it has fi­nal­ized a con­tract to pur­chase six more ATR pas­sen­ger air­craft from the Franco-ital­ian plane man­u­fac­turer.

Ac­cord­ing to Fars News Agency, Iran Air CEO Farzaneh Sharaf­bafi told re­porters at Ban­dar Ab­bas In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Thurs­day, “We have fi­nal­ized a con­tract to pur­chase of six more pas­sen­ger planes and another con­tract for 20 other ATR air­craft is be­ing drawn up with the Franco-ital­ian plane man­u­fac­turer.”

She noted that the new ATR planes will op­er­ate on ten do­mes­tic flight routes.

“The next stage will be to have the ATR air­craft fly to Per­sian Gulf lit­toral states,” she added.

She hoped that based on the con­tract, all the ATR air­craft will be de­liv­ered to Iran by the end of 2018 in or­der to boost the avi­a­tion sec­tor.

In a rel­e­vant de­vel­op­ment in April, Iran signed a deal on the pur­chase of 20 ATR 72-600 with ATR as a third air­craft man­u­fac­turer af­ter hav­ing signed lu­cra­tive deals with Air­bus and Boe­ing fol­low­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the nu­clear deal.

The first pack­age in­clud­ing four out of the twenty pur­chased ATR air­craft landed in Tehran in May 17, fol­lowed by two more on Septem­ber 29.

IRNA

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