Managing Director of Naft Airline Nurollah Rezaei Niyaraki announced that the first Boeing passenger jet has been delivered to the Iranian airline.
Official: First Boeing airplane joins Iran’s Naft airline
“After joining of one of the four Boeing passenger jets to Naft Airline, the capacity of the airline for transporting the passengers has increased by 20 percent,”Rezaei Niyaraki said.
In June, Boeing signed a memorandum of agreement with Iran Air to sell a total of 80 aircraft and lease a further 29 to the company in a potential deal worth about $25 billion.
The plan, however, faces stiff opposition in US Congress, raising doubts about deliveries of the jets that are scheduled to start in 2017 and run through 2025.