Caspian Airlines

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Caspian Airlines
Caspian Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
IV CPN CASPIAN
Founded 1993
Hubs Tehran-Mehrabad
Focus cities Mashhad
Fleet size 11
Destinations 20
Parent company Iran National Airlines Corporation
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Key people Samad Soleimany (President)
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, UAE and Ukraine. Its main base is Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran.[2]

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 built its headquarters building 1993. Later this tower was exchanged with three Tupolev-154 from Mahan Air.

Destinations[edit]

 Iran
 Iraq
 Turkey
 United Arab Emirates

Fleet[edit]

The Caspian Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of December 2015):[3]

Caspian Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-400 3 169 One stored at THR
Boeing 747-100F 1 Cargo division Last operator of the Boeing 747-100
Boeing 747-200F 1 Cargo division
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 1 155
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 5 155 1 leased to Dart Airlines
Total 11 0

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.[4][5]

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. ^ "Caspian Airlines". ch-aviation.com. 
  4. ^ "Caspian Airlines 150 dead in Iran airline crash - eTurboNews.com". eturbonews.com. 
  5. ^ "BBC News - Scores killed in Iran plane crash". bbc.co.uk. 

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