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The airline was established and started operations in 2000 as Aria Air Tour. Aria Air was founded by Captain Asghar Abdollahpour and Captain Mahdi Dadpei.
The Aria Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of January 2013):
- United Arab Emirates
- On 13 November 2000, an Aria Air Yakovlev aircraft was hijacked.
- On 24 July 2009, Aria Air Flight 1525 an Ilyushin IL-62M, registered UP-I6208, crashed on landing at Mashhad International Airport, Mashhad, Iran, killing 17 people including the CEO Mehdi Dadpei. A further 136 escaped but 19 of them were injured.
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