Paris Air Show 2017: Airtour Airlines of Iran places 45 plane order with Airbus

Paris Air Show 2017: Airtour Airlines of Iran places 45 plane order with Airbus

Tehran-based Iran Airtour Airlines has become Airbus’ newest customer for the A320neo Family after signing a memorandum of understanding for 45 aircraft at the Paris Air Show.

Celebrating 45 years since establishment, the carrier now has been added to Airbus’ list of new customers.

“The A320neo Family with its unique features enabling operational efficiency and reliability will contribute to our growth and expansion strategy,” said Majid Shekari, chairman of Iran Airtour Airlines.

“Our success as a domestic and regional airline will be reinforced by this investment in the world’s leading single-aisle aircraft”. 

Operating scheduled services to domestic and international markets, Iran Airtour will benefit from the new aircraft to modernise its fleet and expand its operations to domestic and international markets.

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“This commitment for 45 A320neo Family aircraft demonstrates the confidence airlines have in our successful market leading single-aisle for its operational efficiency and unrivalled passenger comfort,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus chief operating officer.

“We are delighted to add Iran Airtour as a new Airbus customer and we look forward to our long-term partnership.”

The deal is contingent upon all necessary approvals, including those from the US office of foreign assets control.

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line.