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An IranAir A330-200, EP-IJB, departing Frankfurt. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

IranAir Expands European Footprint Following Brief Flight Ban

IranAir is planning to add an additional route to Europe next month when it begins flying between Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport and Manchester Airport in central England. The new service will operate every week on Sundays, with the inaugural flight scheduled for July 4. The new flight will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet, featuring 32 business class seats and 238 economy seats. The weekly Manchester service will complement the airline’s existing three weekly flights between Imam Khomeini…

Lufthansa Cancels, Reinstates, Then Reroutes Tehran Flight

Following the historic Iran nuclear deal, airlines around the world flocked to restart service to the nation’s capital. As the U.S. reimposed sanctions on Iran in late 2018, airlines such as British Airways, Air France and Alitalia pulled their Tehran routes. Some airlines such as KLM pulled out due to…

Ukranian 737 Crashes After Departing Tehran

A Ukraine International Airlines flight crashed just minutes after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran early Wednesday morning. Flight PS752 departed Tehran’s largest airport at 6:12 a.m. Iran Standard Time. The last ADS-B data was received from the aircraft just two minutes later at 6:14 a.m. according…

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…

Exclusive: Last Commercially Operating Boeing 747SP Flown to Retirement in…

Iran’s history of turbulent relations with Western nations has greatly impacted its aviation industry and forced aging aircraft to continue flying as newer replacements were unobtainable. As a result, aviation enthusiasts from around the world frequently gather in Tehran to fly on some of the oldest and rarest aircraft still…

Iran Air Takes Delivery of First Four ATR 72-600 Aircraft

Last April, Iran’s national carrier, Iran Air, signed a firm order with Aerei da Trasporto Regionale (ATR) to purchase 20 ATR 72-600s. The order came in just a short while after Iran Air received its first aircraft from its 100 aircraft order from Airbus. Today, Iran Air took delivery of…