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Iran Buys 4 Secondhand Airbus A340

Iran Buys 4 Secondhand Airbus A340
Iran Buys 4 Secondhand Airbus A340

Recently, four Airbus 340 have entered Iran, which will soon join the country’s air fleet, the deputy head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization for international affairs said.
The announcement by Hassan Khoshkhou came after four Airbus A340-300s took off from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Dec. 23, ILNA reported
After takeoff, the planes flew along the east coast of Africa, along the Persian Gulf, and then toward Iran. 
While the flight plans for these planes indicated that they were headed to Uzbekistan, in reality they disappeared from radar over Iran, and landed at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, according to a report published in One Mile at a Time.
For context, all four of these planes were former Turkish Airlines Airbus A340-300s, which left the carrier’s fleet in 2018 and 2019. The planes were purchased by a company in Hong Kong named Avro Global, which exclusively owned these four planes. For the past few years, the planes have simply been parked at Johannesburg Airport, and were registered in Guernsey.



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