Mahan Air is a private airlines, based in Teheran, Iran. Established in 1991, Mahan Air started its operations in 1992. It holds the distinction of being the first private carrier of Iran. The airline is a relatively new entrant to the field of civil aviation. The airline became a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA), in 2001. The major hub of the airline is located at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), Tehran. Go through the following lines to explore information on the history and profile of Mahan Air.
When the airline started its initial operations, it consisted of a fleet with two Tupolev 154 aircraft, plying flights from Tehran to two other domestic destinations. Mahan Air started growing at a rapid pace, with the addition of Airbus A300 wide-body aircraft into its fleet in 1999. The airline included one more aircraft into its fleet, in 2001, namely Airbus A310. This addition enabled the airline to cover destinations beyond its region. Over the passing years, the airline has recorded a substantial growth. In the present time, the airline has acquired 13% business of all international flights from Iran, while it has plies 8% of the total number of domestic flights in Iran.
Destinations And Fleet
Mahan Air operates scheduled domestic services and international flights to 28 destinations in 12 countries in Europe and Asia, cargo and passenger charters to Russia and the Middle East, and pilgrim services from Kerman to Syria. Its international destinations include India, Iraq, Thailand, Dubai, Germany, Turkey and United Kingdom. In its home country Iran, Mahan Air flies to Ahvaz, Asalouyeh, Bandar Abbas, Iranshahr, Kerman, Kish Island, Mashhad, Qeshm, Shiraz, Sirjan, Tehran, Zabol and Zahedan. In India, Mahan Air flies to Delhi and Amritsar. Currently, Mahan Air operates a fleet consisting of 24 aircrafts, which includes McDonnell Douglas MD-82, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 747-300, BAe 146-300, Airbus A310-300, Airbus A300B4 and Airbus A300B2.