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An IranAir A330-200, EP-IJB, departing Frankfurt. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

IranAir Expands European Footprint Following Brief Flight Ban

IranAir is planning to add an additional route to Europe next month when it begins flying between Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport and Manchester Airport in central England. The new service will operate every week on Sundays, with the inaugural flight scheduled for July 4. The new flight will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet, featuring 32 business class seats and 238 economy seats. The weekly Manchester service will complement the airline’s existing three weekly flights between Imam Khomeini…

Iran Air, Airbus Seal Landmark Agreement for 100 Aircraft

Following the order confirmation with Boeing earlier this month, Iran Air has also announced a landmark agreement with Airbus for over 100 aircraft. There was an initial commitment to the order in January 2016 that was signed by Farhad Parvaresh, the Iran Air Chairman and CEO, along with Fabrice Bregier,…

A Look at Boeing’s Historical Deal with the Middle East

When the United States government signed a controversial agreement with Iran early this year, Boeing was anxious to take advantage of the opportunity. With many sanctions lifted, Iran was about to purchase aircraft from Boeing and Airbus to revive their oldest fleet. Iran Air which is based in Tehran has…

Iran Strikes a Deal with Airbus

January 28, 2016, was not only a big day for Iranian aviation but also for the Airbus Corporation. Not only did Iran place an order for 118 new aircraft, but all 118 airframes were also placed in a single order with Airbus. The order consists of 73 widebody jets and…