Qeshm Airlines

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Qeshm Airlines
هواپیمایی قشم
Qeshm Airlines Logo.png
Founded 1993
Commenced operations 1996
Secondary hubs Kish Island International Airport[citation needed]
Focus cities Kish Island, Tehran, Shiraz, Dubai
Fleet size 20
Destinations 22
Parent company Sorinet Group
Headquarters Ekbatan Complex, Tehran, Iran
Key people Babak Zanjani
Website www.qeshm-air.com

Qeshm Air (Persian: هواپیمایی قشم‎) is an Iranian passenger airline which is based on Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf. The airline was founded in 1993 as Faraz Qeshm Airline.[1]


Qeshm Air operates scheduled passenger services from Qeshm Island and Tehran to cities in Iran and the United Arab Emirates.


Qeshm Air Airbus A300B4-203

As of March 2014, the Qeshm Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[2]

Qeshm Air Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Seating Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A300-600 5 0 24 283 307 One in Persepolis F.C. livery[3]
Airbus A320-200 3 0 12 144 156
Avro RJ100 4 0 0 110 110
Fokker 50 4 0 0 52 52 To be phased out by end of 2015
Fokker 100 4 0 0 117 117
Total 20


Qeshm Airlines destinations as of March 2014:[4]

[Hub] Hub
* Future route
[S] Seasonal destinations
[T] Terminated destinations
City Country Airport
Abadan  Iran Abadan Airport
Abu Musa Island  Iran Abu Musa Airport
Ahvaz  Iran Ahwaz International Airport
Ardabil  Iran Ardabil Airport
Baghdad  Iraq Baghdad International Airport
Bandar Abbas  Iran Bandar Abbas International Airport
Bandar-e Mahshahr  Iran Mahshahr Airport
Bucharest  Romania Henri Coandă International Airport
Chabahar  Iran Konarak Airport
Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport
Isfahan  Iran Isfahan International Airport
Isparta  Turkey Isparta Süleyman Demirel Airport
Istanbul  Turkey Istanbul Atatürk Airport
İzmir  Turkey Adnan Menderes Airport
Kerman  Iran Kerman Airport
Kermanshah  Iran Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani Airport
Khorramabad  Iran Khorramabad Airport
Kish Island  Iran Kish International Airport [Secondary Hub]
Mashhad  Iran Mashhad International Airport
Najaf  Iraq Al Najaf International Airport
Qeshm Island  Iran Qeshm Island International Airport [Main Hub]
Rasht  Iran Rasht Airport
sanandaj  Iran sanandaj Airport
Sulaimaniyah  Iraq Sulaimaniyah International Airport
Shahr-e Kord  Iran Shahrekord Airport
Shiraz  Iran Shiraz International Airport
Sirri Island  Iran Sirri Island Airport
Tehran  Iran Mehrabad International Airport
Tehran  Iran Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport [Main Hub]
Yazd  Iran Shahid Sadooghi Airport
Zahedan  Iran Zahedan International Airport
Larnaca  Cyprus Larnaca International Airport
Varna  Bulgaria Varna Airport

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On May 17, 2001, a Faraz Qeshm Airlines Yakovlev Yak-40 departed from Tehran on a flight to Gorgan Airport carrying 30 people; including the Iranian Transport Minister Rahman Dadman, two deputy ministers and seven more members of parliament. It was forced to divert due to bad weather conditions and was later discovered crashed in the Alborz mountains, near Sari, Iran. All on board perished.[5][6]


  1. ^ Qeshm Airlines history
  2. ^ Aircraft and Fleet Lists - ch-aviation.ch
  3. ^ Phtoto of Qeshm A300 in Persipolis Football Club special livery
  4. ^ Qeshm Airlines flight status. 4764.ir
  5. ^ "ASN Aircraft Accident Yakovlev 40 EP-TQP Sari". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  6. ^ Detailed Aircraft Information. The Soviet Transport Database - Scramble

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