Official: Kish Air to purchase 6 Airbus planes this year

FNA- Managing Director of Iran’s Kish Air announced that half a dozen new Airbus passenger planes will join his airline’s fleet in the current Iranian year (will end March 20).

“A sum of six Airbus planes will added to Kish fleet within next months,” Mohammad Taqi Jadidi said.

Jadidi, meantime, said that upon an agreement with Boeing Company, the Us aviation company will sell 10 passenger planes to Iran next year.

Kish Air belongs to Kish Free Zone Organization and currently has 14 planes, including 2 Airbus-320, 2 Airbus-321, seven MD planes and 3 Fokker-100 planes.

Iran’s National Flag Carrier, Iran Air, has agreed to buy 200 US and European passenger aircraft worth up to $37 billion at list prices, though such deals typically include big discounts. They include 80 jets from Boeing, 100 from Airbus and 20 turboprops from Franco-Italian ATR.

All the aircraft need US licenses because of their reliance on US parts.

Meantime, Managing Director of Iran Air Farhad Parvaresh announced late in March that the giant aviation company Airbus has delivered the third passenger plane to the country.

“The third Airbus, an A330, landed at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport,” Parvaresh said at the time.

He noted that the A330 plane which has 32 business class and 206 economy class seats is suitable for long-distance flights.