Caspian Airlines

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Caspian Airlines
Caspian Airlines logo.svg
IATA
IV
ICAO
CPN
Callsign
CASPIAN
Founded 1993
Hubs

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport

Secondary hubs Mehrabad Airport
Fleet size 7
Destinations 20
Parent company Iran National Airlines Corporation
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Key people Ashgar Razzaghi (President)
Website www.caspian.aero

Caspian Airlines (Persian: هواپیمایی کاسپین‎) is an airline headquartered in Tehran, Iran.[1] Established in 1993, it operates services between Tehran and other major cities in Iran and international flights to Armenia, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Ukraine. Its main base is Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran.[2]

History[edit]

A Caspian Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M at Dubai International Airport in 2011.

The airline was established in 1993 and started operations in September 1993. It was set up as a joint venture between Iranian and Russian interests.

Caspian Airlines no longer has any Tupolev aircraft, today it operates mainly McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series aircraft.

Destinations[edit]

 Iran
 Armenia
 Iraq
 Syria
 Turkey
 Ukraine
 United Arab Emirates

Fleet[edit]

The Caspian Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of May 2014):[3]

Caspian Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Notes
Boeing 747-100F 1 Cargo division
Boeing 747-200F 1 Cargo division
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 1
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 4 Stored at IEV
Total 7

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 15 July 2009, Caspian Airlines Flight 7908, a Tupolev Tu-154M, traveling from Tehran to Yerevan crashed near the Iranian town of Qazvin, killing all 168 people (156 passengers, 12 crew) on board.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Caspian." Caspian Airlines. Retrieved on 27 June 2010. "Contact Details 5 Sabonchi St Shahid Beheshti Ave"
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 62. 
  3. ^ Caspian Airlines Fleet - CH-Aviation.ch
  4. ^ eTurboNews
  5. ^ BBC report

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