ATA Airlines (Iran)

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This article is about the Iranian airline. For the defunct American airline, see ATA Airlines.
ATA Airlines
Ata Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
I3 TBZ ATALAR
Founded 2010
Focus cities
Fleet size 10
Destinations 12
Headquarters Tabriz, Iran
Website www.ataair.ir
An ATA Airlines A320-200 landing at Tabriz International Airport
An ATA Airlines MD-83 landing at Tabriz International Airport

ATA Airlines (Persian: هواپیمایی آتا‎‎) is an Iranian airline based in Tabriz International Airport at Tabriz. It operates scheduled domestic services and international services in the Middle East, as well as charter services including Europe.

The word Ata means father in Turkish and Azeri.

History[edit]

The airline was established on 17 December 2008 and started scheduled operations in 2010 with services for its domestic routes. Its first flight was on 31 December 2009 from Tabriz to Mashhad. Now it serves many international destinations such as Istanbul and Tbilisi. In June 2016 ATA started a Tabriz–Baku–Tehran route, their first to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Destinations[edit]

 Azerbaijan
 Bahrain
 Georgia
 Iran
 Iraq
 Turkey
 Kuwait
 Saudi Arabia

Fleet[edit]

The ATA Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[5]

ATA Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 3 0
180
Boeing 737-300 1 0
150
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 6 0
161
Total 10 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.contact.az/docs/2016/Economics&Finance/061600159316en.htm
  2. ^ http://www.ataair.ir/Uploads/Scheduale/930331-930301.pdf
  3. ^ Kirtzkhalia, N. "Five airlines to resume flights to Batumi in summer". Trend.az. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.iqna.ir/2016/10/21/Star-flights-Arak-Airport-to-Baghdad/
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 17. 

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