EghtesadOnline: Iran Air will operate 100% of hajj flights to Saudi Arabia this year with its own fleet of airplanes, says deputy managing director of the Iranian flag carrier airline, Hassan Qasemi.
EghtesadOnline: A new chief executive has been appointed to manage Iran's flag carrier airline Iran Air, formerly known as Homa.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's national flag carrier Iran Air, also known as Homa, added three secondhand Airbus A319 jets to its fleet on Sunday for commemorating its 57th anniversary.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian flag carrier’s second regional flight with ATR 72-600 aircraft was operated on Thursday, leaving Tabriz International Airport in East Azarbaijan Province for Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
EghtesadOnline: The government’s Economic Council last week approved a proposal of Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, based on which the government is to issue 10 trillion rials ($70 million) worth of bonds and sukuk for financing Iran Air’s new plane orders.
EghtesadOnline: The ATR 72-600 planes recently delivered to Iran Air have become operational, with one making its debut flight on domestic routes from Tehran to Mashhad on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: The Franco-Italian planemaker ATR Aircraft delivered five new ATR 72-600 planes to Iran Air on Saturday and the jets landed in Tehran a day later on Sunday, which move is interpreted by Iran Air's CEO as a proof of European Union’s ability to support businesses against unruly US sanctions.
EghtesadOnline: Photos of at least six brand new ATR 72-600 turboprops made for Iran in the vicinity of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport have surfaced on aviation media outlets in recent days, raising hopes for the possibility of last-minute deliveries before the reimposition of US sanctions against Iran, which is due on August 6.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s flag carrier airline, Iran Air, has no plan to renovate its fleet with Russian-made Sukhoi jets, even now that buying aircraft from western planemakers has faced serious challenges amid US sanctions.
EghtesadOnline: ATR has applied for a new export license from the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control to allow it to deliver the final 12 ATR 72s of an order for 20 of the 70-seat turboprops placed in 2016 by Iran Air, the Franco-Italian company confirmed on Monday, aviation media company AINonline reported.