Iran Airtour
هواپیمائی ایران ایرتور
Hevapimaii-ye Iran Airtur
IATA ICAO Callsign
B9 IRB IRAN AIRTOUR
Founded1973; 51 years ago (1973)[1]
Hubs
Destinations23
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Key people
  • Ali Safavi Nejad (owner)
  • Reza Mousavi (CEO)
  • Mahdi Hamidanpur(Chairman of the board)
Employees1200
Websitewww.iranairtour.ir

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 the IATA members in Iran and has IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate.

History

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 1982, Iran Airtour started scheduled domestic tours from all over Iran to Mashhad. Two years later, the airline started to develop foreign tours to China, UAE, India, Singapore and Malaysia.

Iran Airtours 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 flights from different cities to 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 Airtour was given permission to fly in European Airspace, making it the second Iranian Airline to be able to do so.

As of 2023, Iran Airtour was one of the last operators of the passenger variant of the Airbus A310 [3]

Destinations

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)

As of April 2023, Iran Airtour operates scheduled services to the following destinations.[4]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
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
Bushehr Bushehr Airport
Chabahar Chabahar Konarak Airport
Isfahan Shahid Beheshti International Airport
Kish Kish International Airport
Mashhad Shahid Hasheminejad International Airport Hub
Qeshm Qeshm International Airport
Rasht Rasht Airport
Shiraz Shahid Dastgheib International Airport
Tabriz Shahid Madani International Airport
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
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport

Fleet

As of June 2023 the Iran Airtour fleet consisted of the following aircraft.[5][6][needs update]

Iran Airtours fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
B E Total
Airbus A300-600 5 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 12

Accidents and incidents

Since 1993, Iran AirTour has had three fatal aircraft accidents.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Iran Airtour Airlines". iat.aero. Archived from the original on 25 December 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  2. ^ https://ipo.ir/index.jsp?pageid=1266
  3. ^ Pande, Pranjal; Hardiman, Jake (2022-04-11). "40 Years Of Flight: A Look At The Operators Still Flying The Airbus A310 In 2022". Simple Flying. Retrieved 2023-12-05.
  4. ^ http://iat.aero/Destinations.asp
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 17.
  6. ^ "Airbus orders and deliveries" (XLS). Airbus S.A.S. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  7. ^ https://www.cannews.aero/بخش-سوانح-حوادث-3/3144-برخورد-توپولف-ا
  8. ^ https://www.airlinepress.ir/46920/بازخوانی-سقوط-توپولف-۱۵۴-ایران-ایرتور-3/
  9. ^ http://www.hormoz.ir/۱۰شهریور-۱۳۸۵-سانحه-برای-توپولف-۱۵۴-بن/
  1. https://www.zoomg.ir/2019/3/27/302707/iran-air-tour-info/
  2. https://ipo.ir/index.jsp?pageid=1266
  3. https://iranairtour.ir/destinations Archived 2019-06-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. https://iranairtour.ir/fleet Archived 2019-05-28 at the Wayback Machine
  5. https://www.cannews.aero/بخش-سوانح-حوادث-3/3144-برخورد-توپولف-ا
  6. https://www.airlinepress.ir/46920/بازخوانی-سقوط-توپولف-۱۵۴-ایران-ایرتور-3/
  7. http://www.hormoz.ir/۱۰شهریور-۱۳۸۵-سانحه-برای-توپولف-۱۵۴-بن/

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