TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian airline Qeshm Air signed a contract to purchase several more passenger planes from the giant aviation company Boeing.
The Qeshm Air officials said that the company has placed an order to purchase 10 Boeing 737 MAX planes.
The announcement by Qeshm Air came just two days after other two Iranian airlines announced that they have ordered to buy planes from the European aviation giant Airbus.
Zagros Airlines and Iran Airtour - two private Iranian airlines - announced on Thursday that they had signed agreements with Airbus to purchase a total of 73 passenger jets from the European plane-maker.
Accordingly, Zagros Airlines said it would buy 20 aircraft from the single-aisle Airbus A320neo family and eight A330neo planes. Iran Airtour’s order would comprise 45 planes of the A320neo type.
Both companies are believed to be planning to use the new planes for their domestic and international flights.
According to estimates from the Iranian civil aviation authority, the country's airlines will need to purchase between 400 and 500 new planes over the next decade.
The country’s national flag-carrier airline - Iran Air - has already signed deals to buy 100 planes from Airbus, 80 from US rival Boeing and 20 from ATR.
Iran’s Aseman Airlines has also signed an agreement to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets.
The 737 MAX is equipped with the latest technologies that have given it the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. It will also be 14 percent more fuel efficient than Boeing most efficient Next-Generation 737s.
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