Saturday, May 23, 2015

Iranian commercial aviation news snippets

Iranian commercial aviation news snippets from past 3 months, compiled by “amin03” at Skyscraper City forum

- Rumors that Iran Air bought two B742 from Greece

- Iran Civil Aviation Organization said Iran needs to buy up to 500 passenger planes during the next ten years

- Taban Air received its first A310

- Taban Air launched Mashhad-Lahore and Mashhad-Karachi routes

- Zagros Air received three to four A320s

- ATA Airlines commenced Mashhad-Baku route

- Caspian Airlines increased Mashhad-Dezful from two weekly to five

- Caspian Airlines on 22MAY15 launched Tehran-Sanandaj route

- Sepehran Airlines based in Shiraz has been established, operating B737

- Taban Air bought one or two B757s. (First purchase of B737 by an Iranian carrier)

- Iran Aseman started Tehran-Yasooj route

- Mahan Air started Tehran-Munich route

- Mahan Air flew to some very nice destinations for the Persian New Year like Colombo, Mauritius, Goa, Sochi etc.

- Mahan Air starts Tehran-Milan route on 09JUN15

- 2-3 weeks after Mahan Air started Tehran-Munich, they announced an increase of flights from 2 weekly to 3 weekly

- Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport registered 22 percent growth in number of flights in the Iranian calendar year 1393

- A route between Iran and Portugal is to be established

- Aegean Airlines will begin 3 weekly flights on Athens-Tehran route, starting 01OCT15

- Alitalia increases the number of flights from 4 to 5 weekly to Tehran

- Turkish Airlines asked to raise the amount of flights to Iran

- Air Asia asked to launch new route from Iran to Malaysia.

- 14 weekly flights from Iran to Germany have been established; Mahan Air, Iran Air, Lufthansa and Germania operate these flights

- Turkish Airlines began to fly route to Ahwaz

- Germania began Hamburg-Mashhad, Dusseldorf-Tehran and Berlin-Tehran routes

- Turkish Airlines expanded from five weekly to one daily flights, Istanbul-Mashhad route

- Ahwaz Airport reported a 50% increase of international flights during the last year (Iranian calendar year)

- Turkish Airlines increases Istanbul-Isfahan flights from 4 weekly to 5 as of 27APR15

- Lufthansa said they will start more flights to Iran

- Flydubai began to fly routes from Dubai to Ahwaz, Hamadan, Esfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Larestan and Bandar Abbas

- Air Arabia began to fly from Sharjah to Isfahan, Sanandaj and Abadan

- Oman Air said they will start a new route to Iran in 2015, still unknown which city

- “More than 47 million passengers with 381,705 foreign and domestic flights in 53 Iranian airports have been conveyed in the past year."

- A foreign airline will start Kermanshah-Sharjah route, possibly Air Arabia.

- Kermanshah-Najaf route will also start soon

- A new airport will be built on the Iranian side of the Iran-Azerbaijan border

- Austrian Airlines added one extra flight per week making it 6 weekly from Vienna to Tehran

- Mahan Air EP-MMJ (A310) now active again after an extended period of storage

- Mahan Air plans Tehran IKA-Phuket; Tehran IKA-Sochi; Tehran IKA-Birmingham; Tehran IKA-London LGW; Tehran IKA-Manama; Mashhad-Delhi

- Iran Aseman bought YA-KMA (A320) but re-registered it as EP-APG

- Taban Air leased A310 from Arian Afghan reg'd as YA-CAv re-reg's to EY-633

- Iranian Naft Airlines sold DHC-6-300 EP-IOP (37 years old) to a Danish airline. It will fly Aarhus-Copenhagen in early-2016.

- Taban Air's first fully owned A310 (CS-TEX/EP-TBH) flew from Mashhad to Tehran-IKA on 27APR15 after checks and paint. It made its first pax flight the day after to Istanbul-IST.

- Taban Air will launch Hajj/Pilgrime flights from Lorestan. This comes after Khorramabad (capital of Lorestan) expressed a high demand. No date has been announced

- Flydubai have currently 31 flights to Iran per week

- Turkish Airlines Cargo adds Istanbul Istanbul-Tehran-Hanoi, two weekly flights operating A330F

- Mahan Air received eight A346, one A343 and one A321 from Al-Naser Airlines based in Iraq

Above: Boeing 757-2Q8, reg. EY-752 leased by Taban Air from Tajik Air for Nowruz holidays service
Photographed by Mohammadreza Farhadi Aref on 02APR15 at Imam Khomeini International (IKA / OIIE)


Mark Pyruz said...

Special thanks to "amin03" at Skyscraper City forum for a very illuminating list of news news snippets.

Nader Uskowi said...

Thanks indeed.