Lufthansa in talks with Iran Air over catering, maintenance deals

April 20, 2017
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Lufthansa is looking for cooperation with Iran Air, the German company hopes to make a deal regarding the providing catering, maintenance and pilot training services.

Lufthansa seeks to take advantage of new business opportunities in Iran, according to the executives from the German carrier. On Wednesday, Lufthansa announced the fact of the intense discussions between the sides. The upcoming elections in Iran (in May) have a great impact on the possible agreement between Lufthansa and Iran Air, said Karsten Zang, Lufthansa Group’s regional director for the Middle east countries.

“We are talking with Iran Air because their new aircraft is coming. They need training, of course, and we have the experience in all of these fields but we can’t give timelines,” he added.

Zang added.

Lufthansa is going to strengthen the cooperation in the Middle East region, in 2016, the European carrier has agreed a limited codeshare deal with Etihad, now, the similar agreement should be signed with Iran Air company.

As Heike Birlenbach of Lufthansa noted, there is no timeline had been yet, discussions over the next steps regarding the maintenance memorandum of understanding is under way. Both sides believe that cooperation will help every side to gain additional profit.

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