The Iranian airline operator Kish Air has signed a memorandum of understanding for the order of a dozen 737 MAX. The company is fourth in Iran that wants Boeing's re-engineered single-aisle aircraft.
No official confirmation from the US manufacturer yet, but the CEO of the Tehran Mehrabad airport-based Iranian carrier told the FARS news agency that the agreement had been signed and the company is now seeking for the fund.
The type of 737 MAX is not specified, nor the expected delivery date. Mohammad Taqi Jadidi, the CEO of the Iranıan carrier adds that he is also looking to buy six Airbus A320 by March 2018. The new aircraft would join two A321s, two A320s, three Fokker 100s and seven McDonnell-Douglas MD82s and MD83s in the Kish Air fleet.
The company said that the agreement had been signed and it is now seeking for the fund.
Prior to Kish Air, the 737 MAX family had the favors of Aseman Air in Iran (30 aircraft and as many options, agreement finalized in June for deliveries between 2022 and 2024); And the national carrier, the Iran Air (50 MAX on a total order of 80 Boeing, with first deliveries in 2018); And Qeshm Air (ten MAX and five 737-800 announced in June but still not formalized).
Founded in 1989 on the island it bears the name, Kish Air offers routes between 19 Iranian airports and to Dubai and Kuwait.