Monday, October 7, 2013

New Iranian airline: Atrak Air

Atrak Air Airbus A320-231, reg. EP-TTA (cn 393) at Mehrabad International (THR / OIII) 
[photo: Shahram Sharifi,] 

A new Iranian airline, Atrak Air (Tehran Mehrabad), begins operations with an Airbus A320-231 wet-leased from Ukraine's Khors Aircompany (KO, Kiev Borispol). The aircraft joins another A320-231, 5U-AND (cn 314), wet-leased from Nigerien ACMI outfit, Air Niamey (A7, Niamey), that is currently parked at Mehrabad awaiting its entry into service. [source: ch-aviation]

Both wet-leased aircraft are over twenty years old and reflect a means for Iranian commercial aviation to remain viable while subjected to U.S.-led sanctions.


Anonymous said...

I don't know if i would dare fly with Iran Air which is under embargo, much less this small, unknown and obscure airline.

It's quite a shame that ordinary people must suffer greater risks just because the Akhonds opted to screw their own chances to have friendly relations with the West.

Anonymous said...

US does not let our country Iran to decide about its own future. Don't be so silly man. They want a weak Iran so they can dictate things to us. If they want to be our friend then they should syop to be like a wild dog