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Iran Airtour (Persian: ایران ایرتور‎) 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.

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 Defense. 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]

Destinations

McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliner series of Iran Airtour at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (2018)

As of May 2019 Iran Airtour operates scheduled services to the following destinations.[3]

Destinations:

Country City Airport Notes
Iran Abadan Abadan International Airport
Ahwaz Ahwaz International Airport
Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas Airport
Bushehr Bushehr Airport
IsfahanIran 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 d

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 Defense. 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]

As of May 2019 Iran Airtour operates scheduled services to the following destinations.[3]

Destinations:

Country City Airport Notes
Iran Abadan Abadan International Airport
Ahwaz Ahwaz International Airport
Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas Airport
Bushehr Bushehr 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 Hub
Tehran Mehrabad International Airport Hub
Zanjan Zanjan Airport
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Airport

Fleet

As of May 14, 2020 the Iran Airtour fleet consisted of th

Destinations:

As of May 14, 2020 the Iran Airtour fleet consisted of the following aircraft.[4][5]

Current fleet

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers
Airbus A300-600 4 280
Airbus A310-300 2 250
Airbus A320-200 1 173
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 4 160.
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 160
Total 12

Airbus A300-600s also have business class on domestic and international flights.

Accidents and incidents

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