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Iran Airtour
هواپیمائی ایران ایرتور
Hevapimaii-ye Iran Airtur
Iran Airtour Logo Main.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1973; 50 years ago (1973)[1]
Fleet size12
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Key people
  • Reza Mousavi ( CEO)
  • Mahdi Hamidanpur
    (Chairman of the board)

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.[2]

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.


Iran Airtour Airbus A300-600 in Istanbul
Iran Airtour Airbus A300-600 in Istanbul
Iran Airtour Airbus A300 at Mehrabad International Airport (2008)
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 of Iran Airtour at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (2018)
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliner series of Iran Airtour at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (2018)
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliner series of Iran Airtour at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (2018)

As of April 2023 Iran Airtour operates scheduled services to the following destinations.[3]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Armenia Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport
 Iran Abadan Ayatollah Jami International Airport
Ahvaz Qasem Soleimani International Airport
Ardabil Ardabil Airport
Asaluyeh Persian Gulf Airport
Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas International Airport
Birjand Birjand International Airport
Bushehr Bushehr Airport
Chabahar Chabahar Konarak Airport
Isfahan Shahid Beheshti International Airport
Kashan Kashan Airport
Kermanshah Kermanshah Airport
Kish Kish International Airport
Mashhad Shahid Hasheminejad International Airport Hub
Qeshm Qeshm International Airport
Rasht Rasht 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
Zahedan Zahedan Airport
 Iraq Najaf Al Najaf International Airport
 Turkey Denizli Denizli Çardak Airport Seasonal
Istanbul Istanbul Airport
İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport Seasonal
 UAE Dubai Dubai International Airport


As of April 2023 the Iran Airtour fleet consisted of the following aircraft.[4][5][needs update]

Iran Airtours fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
B E Total
Airbus A300-600 4 22 258 280
Airbus A310-300 2 18 232 250
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 4 160 160
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 160 160
Total 11

Accidents and incidents

As of 1993, Iran AirTour has had three fatal aircraft accidents.

See also


  1. ^ "Iran Airtour Airlines". Archived from the original on 25 December 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  2. ^
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  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 17.
  5. ^ "Airbus orders and deliveries" (XLS). Airbus S.A.S. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  6. ^بخش-سوانح-حوادث-3/3144-برخورد-توپولف-ا
  7. ^بازخوانی-سقوط-توپولف-۱۵۴-ایران-ایرتور-3/
  8. ^۱۰شهریور-۱۳۸۵-سانحه-برای-توپولف-۱۵۴-بن/
  3. Archived 2019-06-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Archived 2019-05-28 at the Wayback Machine

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