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First Airbus to hit ground in Iran in few days

10 January 2017 16:49 (UTC+04:00)
First Airbus to hit ground in Iran in few days

By Trend

State flag carrier IranAir says the Islamic Republic’s first new Airbus aircraft is expected to land in Tehran on January 12.

Shahrokh Noushabadi, the spokesperson of IranAir, has said that the A321 Airbus will arrive in Tehran on Thursday at 14:30 local time (GMT+3:30), IRNA news agency reported.

The new airplane with a capacity for carrying 190 passengers is expected to operate the domestic routes.

This will be Iran’s first time over the past three decades acquiring an Airbus plan after years of international embargo.

Airbus signed a contract last December for the sale of 100 aircraft to Iran Air, following the implementation of the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the world powers.

Airbus said the contract, covers 46 Airbus A320 planes, 38 A330 planes and 16 A350 XWB aircraft, with deliveries due to begin in early 2017.

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