Iran Airtour (Persian: ایران ایرتور, Iran Airtur) is an airline based in Tehran, Iran. Iran Airtour's hubs are at Mehrabad International Airport and Mashhad International Airport. In total, the group has 11 aircraft in service. It operates scheduled domestic and international passenger service, Iran Airtours is one of IATA members in Iran and has IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate.
Iran Airtour is one of Iran's private airlines, established in 1973 by Iran Air (Persian: هواپیمایی جمهوری اسلامی ایران) with the aim of launching tours to the cities of Iran and different countries in addition to Iran's national airline.
From 1982, Iran Airtour Airline started scheduled domestic tours from all over Iran to the holy city of Mashhad. Two years later, Airline started to develop foreign tours to countries such as China, UAE, India, Singapore and Malaysia.
In addition, it is aimed at developing tourism and attracting tourists from other countries by organizing seminars with the company managers and officials of tourist companies. As a result, the airline was awarded honors from various countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait.
Iran Airtour's flight activity as an independent airline started in 1992 in Mashhad, which became the operations center of the airline. A direct air link from Mashhad to the centers of 13 provinces ensued. Iran Airtour Airline was also responsible for operating 55% of flights from different cities to the Holy City of Mecca for pilgrimage, as well as regional flights with 19 aircraft to Damascus, Stockholm, Moscow, and Ashgabat.
Until 2010, Iran Airtour was one of the state-owned airline companies in Iran, but subsequently in accordance with Article 44 of the Constitutional law, ownership was assigned to Hesayar Co., a subsidiary of the Iranian Ministry of Defence. Because four of five consecutive payment checks from Hesayar Co. were returned for insufficient funds, the original assignment was canceled. After another auction in 2016 the airline was conceded to the private sector.
In October 2021, Iran Airtours was given permission to fly in European Airspace, Making it the second Iranian Airline to be able to do. this lead the Airline to plan on starting European destination.
As of April 2023 Iran Airtour operates scheduled services to the following destinations.
|Armenia||Yerevan||Zvartnots International Airport|
|Iran||Abadan||Ayatollah Jami International Airport|
|Ahvaz||Qasem Soleimani International Airport|
|Asaluyeh||Persian Gulf Airport|
|Bandar Abbas||Bandar Abbas International Airport|
|Birjand||Birjand International Airport|
|Chabahar||Chabahar Konarak Airport|
|Isfahan||Shahid Beheshti International Airport|
|Kish||Kish International Airport|
|Mashhad||Shahid Hasheminejad International Airport||Hub|
|Qeshm||Qeshm International Airport|
|Sari||Dasht-e Naz Airport|
|Shiraz||Shahid Dastgheib International Airport|
|Tabriz||Shahid Madani International Airport||Focus city|
|Tehran||Imam Khomeini International Airport||Hub|
|Mehrabad International Airport||Hub|
|Yazd||Shahid Sadooghi Airport|
|Iraq||Najaf||Al Najaf International Airport|
|Turkey||Denizli||Denizli Çardak Airport||Seasonal|
|İzmir||Adnan Menderes Airport||Seasonal|
|UAE||Dubai||Dubai International Airport|
As of April 2023 the Iran Airtour fleet consisted of the following aircraft.[needs update]
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82||4||—||160||160|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-83||1||—||160||160|
As of 1993, Iran AirTour has had three fatal aircraft accidents.