"Iran is surely a lucrative market for foreign companies like Boeing and Airbus. They are looking to expand their cooperation with Iran," Deputy Managing-Director of Iran's ATA Airline Mehdi Abdollah Abiyaneh said on Sunday.
The official noted that many foreign firms have voiced their readiness to start cooperation with Iran after the recent round of nuclear talks between Iran and the G5+1.
Abiyaneh asserted that his company has recently purchased two Boeing MD83 passengers planes as part of a plan to increase the country's passenger fleet’s number of the seats by 320.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had earlier announced that a large number of foreign companies were waiting for a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and the G5+1 to rush for investment in the Iranian market.
"Hundreds of foreign companies have prepared their demands to enter Iran in the coming months," President Rouhani said, addressing a large crowd of people in Golestan province, Northern Iran.
In 2010 Iran started a plan to renew its air fleet not only through the purchase of foreign planes, but also domestic production in an attempt to improve conditions in its aviation industry.