Iran set to receive first new 777-300ER
Iran Air is set to take delivery of its first new Boeing 777-300ER within the next few weeks according to the country's deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan.
Iran's Mehr news agency quoted Kashan as saying the flag carrier is taking an aircraft off of the Boeing production line that had originally been destined for Turkish Airlines.
Turkish has been undergoing a restructuring of its fleet plans taking just one 777-300Er this year and converting two more to freighter variants. The fourth was still available.
Kashan said Iran Air has the option to take the aircraft over the next month although this could be extended if there is a change to the configuration.
In Iran Air’s order for 80 Boeing jets earlier this year there were 15 of the 777-300 required. The first of these was previously expected in 2018. The airline has already begun receiving Airbus aircraft from the 100 ordered.
A new 777-300ER previously assigned to Turkish could be on its way to Tehran for Iran Air