as Air Taxi
as Iran Aseman Airlines
|Parent company||Iranian Civil Pension Fund Investment Company|
|Headquarters||Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran, Iran|
Iran Aseman Airlines (Persian: هواپیمایی آسمان, romanized: Havâpeymâyi-ye Âsemân) is the third-largest Iranian airline headquartered in Tehran. It operates scheduled domestic passenger services and regional international services.
The airline was established and started operating in 1980. The airline's historic links go back to 1958 to the airline Air Taxi Co., which was rebranded as Pars Air in the 1970s and later Iran Aseman Airlines. In March 2007, it was owned by Iranian Civil Pension Fund Investment Company and had 298 employees. It has since been privatized.
In July 2016, the CEO of the airline was issued an arrest warrant because of an alleged sum of approximately $37 million in public debts to Iran Airports & Air Navigation Company.
In February 2017, it emerged that Aseman Airlines was in talks with an Irish firm to lease seven Airbus A320neos. In April 2017, the airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Boeing for the purchase of 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with options for another 30 aircraft. In June 2017, Iran Aseman Airlines signed a final deal to buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets. In June 2018, Boeing announced it would not be able to deliver any aircraft to Iranian airlines due to the US's sanctions against Iran.
On 13 January 2019, the airline operated the last Boeing 727 commercial passenger flight worldwide.
The airline is currently banned from operating in the airspace of the European Union for "failing to meet [safety-related] regulatory oversight standards of the EU".
As of April 2023, Iran Aseman Airlines operates the following fleet:
|ATR 72||3||1993||2018||1 Crashed as Flight 3704|
|Boeing 727-200||4||1998||2019||Last commercial operator of the Boeing 727|
The logo of Aseman Airlines is navy blue and is inspired by a flying Crane (Dorna).
In August 2014, Iran Aseman Airlines made changes in the combination of the logo and livery to the current version. The design was prepared by a designer from Mashhad named Saeed Khosrovan and after a short period of time it was implemented on the fleet of Iran Aseman Airlines.