The A310-300 is a great plane, very powerful and sporty. Nearly every flag-carrier that started international service in the 80s used it, mostly in the third world. It combines the prestige and comfort of widebodies with a small, sellable capacity (and loads of cargo space that the 767 doesn't have). Perfect for small long-haul giv't carriers.
As for the cockpit, it is definitely one of the most stylish in planes, as you would expect considering it was designed by Porsche!
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz