Caspian Airlines

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

Tehran-Mehrabad

Mashhad
Fleet size 11
Destinations 23
Parent company Iran National Airlines Corporation
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Key people Abolfazl Bidjar (Administrator)
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, United Arab Emirates and Ukraine. Its main base is Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran.[2]

As of December 2016, Caspian Airlines is prohibited by the US Department of Treasury from engaging in any transaction of any type with foreign entities; for providing support to IRGC elements by transporting personnel and illicit material, including weapons, from Iran to Syria. [3]

History[edit]

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

The airline was established in 1993 and commenced 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.

Caspian Airlines finished building its headquarters in 1993. Later this tower was exchanged with three Tupolev-154s from Mahan Air.

Destinations[edit]

Iran
Iraq
Turkey
United Arab Emirates

Fleet[edit]

Current Fleet[edit]

The Caspian Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft as of August 2017:[4]

Caspian Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-400 3 168
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 1
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 5 155
Caspian Airlines Cargo Fleet
Boeing 747-100FSCD 1 Cargo
Boeing 747-200F 1 Cargo
Total 11

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

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.[5][6]

See also[edit]

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. ^ https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/pages/jl2618.aspx
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 17. 
  5. ^ "Caspian Airlines 150 dead in Iran airline crash - eTurboNews.com". eturbonews.com. 
  6. ^ "BBC News - Scores killed in Iran plane crash". bbc.co.uk. 

External links[edit]

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