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New Airbus on 1st Domestic Flight

New Airbus on 1st Domestic FlightNew Airbus on 1st Domestic Flight

The first Airbus A321 Iran purchased post sanctions performed its first domestic flight from Tehran to Mashhad. With 200 passengers on board, the airliner landed in Mashhad on Tuesday at 10:20 p.m., IRNA reported. According to Iran Air CEO Farhad Parvaresh, the plane will be used on international routes within two months. The single-aisle jetliner landed at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport on Thursday to mark the first jet Iran received as part of the total of 100 planes the country has ordered from the European planemaker. The deal, with a list price of $18-20 billion, was clinched in January last year and finalized in December. Iran expects to receive two Airbus A330 jets by the end of the current Iranian fiscal year (started March 19, 2016), according to Roads Ministry officials.

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