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EP-MNB began flying earlier this year again after being stored for nearly a decade. (Photo: Kristoferb - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15950186)

Mahan Air 747 Re-Enters Service After Nine Years in Storage

Iran’s largest privately-owned airline recently reactivated an aircraft that was stored in 2010. Mahan Air’s EP-MNB performed a test flight on Aug. 27, 2019 according to ch-aviation and began commercial flights on Sept. 4. The aircraft was first delivered to Mahan Air in 2009 and flew for just over one year before it was stored at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport. EP-MNB was originally built for United Airlines with the registration N172UA in 1989 and was stored in Victorville in 2003…

Iran’s Mahan Air Operates Flight to Venezuela, Seeks Permanent Connection

Just after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8, an unusual visitor arrived at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela. A Mahan Air Airbus A340-600 landed in the Venezuelan capital after a 15-hour flight from Tehran, Iran. A rare routing for the Iranian carrier, the flight was not bringing Iranian…

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…

Germany to Ban Iran’s Mahan Air in January

The government of Germany is to impose a ban on Iran's second largest airline, according to a report in the Bild newspaper. Mahan Air, which currently operates six times per week to destinations in Munich and Dusseldorf from its base in Tehran, is rumored to be facing the ban in…