After signing the Boeing deal just last week, the Iranian transport minister Abbas Akhoundi revealed that the second plane purchase of Iran Air is about to be finalised. According to the minister the deal should be signed by the end of the week.
Uncertainties caused by a sanction-suffering financing led to a delay but now the purchase of various Airbus planes by Iran Air seems realisable – only one week after the Iranians signed a Boeing deal worth 16.6 billion dollar. Due to the sanctions the Iran was not able to buy any new planes for years and has to fly with outdated planes.
Quelle: http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/409239/Iran-to-finalize-Airbus-deal-by-Friday-minister; Foto: Fotolia