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A Mahan Air A340 departing from Dusseldorf (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Germany Officially Bans Mahan Air Flights

The German government has banned Iranian private carrier, Mahan Air, from operating flights to the country. The decision was made among heavy pressure from the United States and was first announced in December. The German aviation office sent the airline a notice on Monday to immediately suspends its operations into the country. The airline flew four times a week between Tehran and Munich, and Tehran and Düsseldorf. The foreign ministry in Germany has said the move is necessary in order…

Norwegian 737 MAX Remains Stuck in Iran Three Weeks After…

Three weeks after diverting en route to Oslo, Norway from Dubai, U.A.E., a Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737 MAX 8 is reportedly still unserviceable on the ground in Shiraz, Iran. The aircraft with 192 passengers and crew members undertook a ‘safety landing’ on December 14th due to engine problems. Those…

Air France, British Airways and KLM to Suspend Routes to…

Three of Europe's largest carriers have announced they plan to end flights to Tehran, the Iranian capital, citing lack of demand and poor financial performance. The final flights in September will mark the end of such routes that were only reintroduced two years ago after Iran's 2015 nuclear deal framework…

U.S. Government Threatens Sanctions on Companies Supporting Iranian Airline

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on Malaysian travel company, Mahan Travel and Tourism, due to the ticketing and reservations services it provides to Iranian airline, Mahan Air. The decision comes after the U.S. government claimed that Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline, carries personnel and supplies for Hezbollah…

Iran Air Expects First Boeing Delivery and Outlines New Routes

With 15 Boeing 777-300ERs on order, Iran Air expects to receive its first long-haul aircraft this July, if U.S. officials do not interfere with the order. The airline made headlines last April when it almost received its first 777 a year early because of Turkish Airlines deferring one of its…

Bombardier and Iran Close To Reaching a Deal

Just over a year ago, Iran Air received its first brand new airplane in over 24 years. It was also the first new aircraft delivery for the nation as a whole, following the lifting of sanctions through the Iran Nuclear Deal. Since Jan. 11, 2017, when the nation saw a brand…

Boeing Signs $3 Billion Deal with Iran Aseman Airlines

Given the recent opening for continued aviation expansion in Iran, Tehran-based Iran Aseman Airlines has announced it will be purchasing 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, along with the option for 30 more as needed. This builds on Boeing's $16.6 billion deal with Iran Air back in December of 2016. The road…