Iranian planes to fly outside country

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  1. Newscience

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    Iranian planes to fly outside country

    DUBAI — An Iranian airline that acquired nine passenger jets in defiance of US sanctions will begin using them on international routes this week, the Fars news agency reported on Monday.

    Mahan Air, which is blacklisted by Washington, acquired eight second-hand Airbus A340s and one Airbus A321 in early May. The US Treasury imposed sanctions on two firms based in Iraq and the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of helping the purchase.

    The A340s will start flying from Tehran to Dubai and Istanbul within two days, and will later be used for long-haul journeys, Fars reported.

    Read the full story here: http://jordantimes.com/iranian-planes-to-fly-outside--country----fars
     
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    Good thing their fuel will be cheap. :)
     
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    Will AK-47s be provided to elite flyers? :p
     
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    My guess (without checking) is that they are on the Euro banned carrier list and USA list of countries not allowed to fly in our airspace. Could be a hard flight for those trying to fly on every airline the world.
     
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