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|Frequent-flyer program||Mahan & Miles|
|Company slogan||The Spirit of Excellence|
|Parent company||Mol-Al-Movahedin Credit Union|
|Headquarters||Sadeghiyeh, Tehran, Iran|
|Key people||Hamid Arabnejad, (Managing director)|
Mahan Airlines, operating under the name Mahan Air, (Persian: هواپیمایی ماهان , Havapeymaei-e Mahan) is a private airline based in Tehran, Iran. It operates scheduled domestic services and international flights to the Far East, Middle East, Central Asia, and Europe. Its main base is Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran, Iran.
The airline was established in 1991 and began operations in June 1992 as Iran's first private airline. It joined the IATA in 2001 and is owned by Mol-Al-Movahedin Organisation (96%). As of March 2007 it has 2,511 employees. At its operational launch in May 1993, Mahan Air fleet consisted of two Tupolev 154 aircraft, with a staff of 99 and a route network from Tehran to two domestic destinations. Growth was initiated with the addition of Airbus A300 wide-body aircraft to the fleet in 1999 and the Airbus A310 in 2001. This enabled the airline to reach beyond the regional destinations it served. Its route network now spans 28 destinations in 12 countries with a fleet of 25 Airbus and Boeing 747 aircraft. It holds 13% of all international flights from Iran, and 8% of the domestic market.
Due to the sanctions imposed by the US government, Iranian airlines can only acquire aircraft which are at least seven years old and have been purchased through a third party rather than directly from Boeing or Airbus.
Three 747-400s were according to the British High Court unlawfully taken by Mahan from their real owners Blue Sky Airlines in 2008 using forged bills of sale. When ordered to bring the aircraft back to Europe, Mahan apparently claimed they could not do so because they were being investigated by the Iranian authorities for fraud and the aircraft had to be kept in Iran.
|Airbus A300B4-100||1||Airbus A300B4-103 model|
|Airbus A300B4-200||2||Airbus A300B4-203 model|
|10 A300B4-603 model
|1 (EX-301) operated by Kyrgyz Trans Avia
1 A310-304 (EP-MHO)
1 A310-308 (EP-MNP).
1 ex-German Government. (EP-VIP) 
|Airbus A340-300||2||TBA||Ex-Lufthansa aircraft (purchased via Chaba & Manas Airways)  
First to be delivered to Mahan as EP-MMB (ex-D-AIGA, ex-HS-CHA, ex-EX-34001)
A further 1 to be delivery EX-34002
|Boeing 747-300 Combi||2||26||412||438||Boeing 747-3B3(M) model|
|Boeing 747-400||3||44||394||438||Boeing 747-422 model
EP-MNB, EP-MNA, EP-MNC stored at Tehran
Safety concerns in 2007 
On 11 September 2007, the European Commission added Mahan Air to the list of airlines banned within the EU. The ban was subject to certain limitations; for example, Mahan Air was able to operate aircraft wet-leased from other carriers provided those aircraft met EU regulations, however this ban was lifted on 25 July 2008 in view of the progress made by the carrier, which were verified during an on site inspection in Iran.
- "Sales Office [Iran]" Mahan Air. Retrieved on February 17, 2011. "Tehran Central Sales office: Mahan Air Tower, Azadegan St., Karaj Highway, Tehran 1481655761- Iran."
- "Contact Us." Mahan Air. Retrieved on February 17, 2011. "Address : Mahan Air Tower, Azadegan St., Karaj Highway, Tehran 1481655761- Iran"
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- EC Press release about the ban of the airline from European airports
- EU takes Iran's Mahan Airlines off blacklist citing "significant" effort to boost safety
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