20 new passenger aircraft will join Iran's national aviation fleet, according to Mahmoud Salahi, Secretary of the High Council of Free Trade Zones.
The aircraft will be divided between Kish Air, which will acquire 15 planes, while five will head to Qeshm Air.
The purchase is expected to boost tourism in the Persian Gulf. Countries supplying the aircraft have not been named as Iran is currently under sanctions and fears those that have imposed flight embargoes will put pressure on its contracting partners.
A few months ago, the US Bush Administration stopped a purchase of 22 commercial aircraft from China by Iran Air Tour Company.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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