Preliminary agreement made to buy 15 new planes

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TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) – Deputy minister for roads and urban development has announced Iran’s plan to import 15 new airplanes by the end of 2015.

“Renewal of the country’s air fleet is the ministry’s top priority in the field of air transport industry and initial agreements to buy 15 new aircrafts have been made,” said Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan.

Fakhrieh stressed that restriction and ban on sale of aircrafts with less tahn 15 years of age has been observed in the contract; “we are even looking forward to buying aircrafts with 5 years of age,” he added.

He further discussed the latest efforts to invest in the development of airports in the country and reported on the initial talks with a European airport building company; “the company has announced willingness to develop Iranian airports and expansion of Imam Khomeini, Mashhad and Isfahan airports has been put on the agenda,” he asserted.

“On the basis of the conducted planning, the capacity of the international airport of Imam Khomeini is expected to reach 40 million passengers a year in 20 years,” concluded Fakhrieh Kashan.





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