The aircraft can carry 238 passengers with 32 business class and 206 economy seats. It will be used for flying long distances.
Following the lifting of Western-imposed sanctions, the Islamic Republic of Iran signed a contract with Airbus to buy 200 new passenger planes in a bid to renew the country’s air fleet.
The first Airbus A321 landed in Tehran's international airport on January 12.
Based on deals between Iran’s national flag-carrier Iran Air and world big plane manufacturers, Iran is to purchase 200 new planes.
All the aircraft have been purchased under a hire-purchase contract, and Iran Air has supplied 85% of financial resources through foreign finance and 15% through domestic resources as well as the National Development Fund facilities by the Bank of Industry and Mine.
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