Tehran Iran. 20, January,2016. Iran’s official news agency IRNA has stated that the country’s transport minister Abbas Akhondi has informed that Iran has reached a deal with Airbus to buy 100 plus passenger planes once international economic sanctions are lifted as part of a nuclear deal.
As per him the first shipment of planes will arrive in Iran before Nowruz, Iran’s new year, which falls on March 21 this year. “An agreement was reached with Airbus to buy 114 planes to gradually enter carrier Iran Air fleet upon the lifting of sanctions,” IRNA quoted Akhondi as saying.
Airbus released a statement pointing out that the sanctions have yet to be lifted and the nuclear agreement has yet to be implemented. “Once it is, we will evaluate the commercial implications in strict compliance with any international accord,” the statement said. “Airbus Group remains ready to support Iranian civil and para- public transportation sector development in strict compliance with all international laws.”