Iran Air CEO:

Contract finalized on purchase of 6 more ATR aircraft

News ID: 4112127 -
TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) – Iran Air (HOMA) CEO Farzaneh Sharafbafi announced Thu. that the contract on the purchase of six more ATR aircraft has been finalized with the Franco-Italian plane manufacturer.

Speaking to reporters Thursday morning on the sidelines of the arrival of the second newly-purchased ATR aircraft at Bandar Abbas International Airport, Iran Air (HOMA) CEO Farzaneh Sharafbafi added that the aircraft will fly in ten domestic flight routes.

The next stage will be to have the ATR aircraft fly in the flight routes of the Persian Gulf littoral states, she added.

According to her, a contract on the purchase of 20 other ATR aircraft is being drawn up with the Franco-Italian plane manufacturer.

She expressed hope that all purchased ATR aircraft will be delivered to Iran by the end of 2018 as mentioned in the contract in order to boost the country’s aviation sector.

Back 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.

The ATR 72-600 has a range of 1,500km and 70 seats.

MS

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