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Iran Airtour
هواپیمائی ایران ایرتور
Hevapimaii-ye Iran Airtur
Iran Airtour Logo Main.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
B9 IRB IRAN AIRTOUR
Founded1973; 49 years ago (1973)[1]
Hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size11
Destinations24
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Key people
  • 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 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 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.

Destinations

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 September 2022 Iran Airtour operates scheduled services to the following destinations.[3]

Country City Airport Notes
 Iran Abadan Abadan International Airport
Ahwaz Ahwaz International Airport
Asaluyeh Persian Gulf Airport
Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas Airport
Birjand Birjand International Airport
Bushehr Bushehr Airport
Chabahar Chabahar Konarak Airport
Isfahan Isfahan Airport
Kermanshah Kermanshah Airport
Kish Kish International Airport
Mashhad Mashhad International Airport Hub
Rasht Rasht Airport
Shiraz Shiraz International Airport
Tabriz Tabriz International Airport
Tehran Tehran International Airport Hub
Tehran Mehrabad International Airport Hub
Zahedan Zahedan Airport
 Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Airport
İzmir İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport
Denizli Denizli Çardak Airport
 UAE Dubai Dubai International Airport

Fleet

As of May 14, 2020 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
Airbus A320-200 1 180 180
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 5 160 160
Total 12

Accidents and incidents

As of 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. ^ http://iat.aero/Destinations.asp
  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. ^ https://www.cannews.aero/بخش-سوانح-حوادث-3/3144-برخورد-توپولف-ا
  7. ^ https://www.airlinepress.ir/46920/بازخوانی-سقوط-توپولف-۱۵۴-ایران-ایرتور-3/
  8. ^ 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
  4. https://iranairtour.ir/fleet
  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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