"Our preference is to use domestic financial resources, but we also have the option to finance the purchases through Airbus and Boeing themselves,” Head of Iran Air, national flag bearer, public relations Massoumeh Asqarzadeh, said on Wednesday pointing to the next visit of Airbus and Boeing executives to Iran.
She reiterated that Iran Air has reached promising conclusions regarding the financiers of the plane deals, and said, "The result of the negotiations will soon be publicized."
Iran has signed contracts to buy 100 Airbus, 80 Boeing and 20 ATR passenger planes. The planes will replace the oldest planes for domestic and international flights. The company has already received three Airbus passenger planes.