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Iran Airtour
هواپیمائی ایران ایرتور
Iran Airtour Logo Main.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
B9 IRB IRAN AIRTOUR
Founded1973[1]
Hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size8
Destinations24
Company sloganOne Day Everyone Will Fly With Us
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Key people
  • Reza Mousavi ( CEO)
  • Mahdi Hamidanpur
    (Chairman of the board)
Employees1200
Websitewww.iranairtour.ir

Iran Airtour (Persian: ایران ایرتور‎) is an airline based in Tehran, Iran. The airline mainly operates under the English name Iran Airtour as written in Persian "ایران ایرتور". Iran Airtour's hubs are at Mehrabad International Airport and Mashhad International Airport. In total, the group has 8 aircraft in service. it operate scheduled domestic and international passenger service.

History[edit]

Iran Airtour is one of Iran's private airlines, established in 1973 by Iran Air ( Persian:هواپیمایی جمهوری اسلامی ایران ) with the aim of launching tours to the cities of Iran and different countries, beside the Iran's national airline. From 1982, Iran Airtour Airline started scheduled domestic tours from all over the Iran to the holy city of Mashhad. Two years later, Airline started to develop foreign tours to countries like China, UAE, India, Singapore and Malaysia.

In addition, it aimed at developing tourism and attract tourists from other countries by organizing seminars with the company managers and officials of tourist companies. As the result, Airline was awarded from various countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait which is Airlinr's honor.
Iran Airtour's flight activity as an independent airline started in 1992 in Mashhad and it became as the operation center of the Airline. Due to flight activity, direct air connection from Mashhad to the 13 provinces center became possible. Iran Airtour Airline was responsible for operating 55% of flights from different cities to Holy City of Mecca for pilgrimage and regional flights with 19 aircraft to Damascus, Stockholm, Moscow, Ashgabat.

Until 2010, Iran Airtour was one of the state-owned airline companies in Iran then in accordance with Article 44 of the Constitution low, Airline was transferred to Hesayar Co., a subsidiary of the Iranian Ministry of Defense. But due to the Check bouncing of four consecutive checks of this company, assignment was canceled. Another auction was done in 2016 and according to that, this Airline was conceded to the private sector.[2]

Destinations[edit]

McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliner series of Iran Airtour at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (2018)

As of May 2019 Iran Airtour operates scheduled services to the following destinations.[3]

From Mashhad

Countary City Airposrt Notes
Iran Abadan Abadan International Airport
Iran Ahwaz Ahwaz International Airport
Iran Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas Airport
Iran Zanjan Zanjan Airport
Iran Bushehr Bushehr Airport
Iran Isfahan Isfahan Airport
Iran Kermanshah Kermanshah Airport
Iran Kish Kish International Airport
Iran Rasht Rasht Airport
Iran Shiraz Shiraz International Airport
Iran Tabriz Tabriz International Airport Hub
Iran Tehran Mehrabad International Airport Hub

From Tehran

Countary City Airposrt Notes
Iran Abadan Abadan International Airport
Iran Ahvaz Ahwaz International Airport
Iran Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas Airport
Iran Kish Kish International Airport
Iran Mashhad Mashhad International Airport Hub
Iran Shiraz Shiraz International Airport
Iran Tabriz Tabriz International Airport Hub
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul International Airport

From Tabriz

Countary City Airposrt Notes
Iran Kish Kish International Airport
Iran Mashhad Mashhad International Airport Hub
Iran Tehran Mehrabad International Airport Hub
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul International Airport

Fleet[edit]

As of August 2019 the Iran Airtour fleet consisted of the following aircraft.[4][5]

Current fleet[edit]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers
Airbus A300-600 3 280
Airbus A320-200 1 173
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 4 158/161
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 163
Sukhoi Superjet 100 20[6] TBA
Total 9 20

Accidents and incidents[edit]

As of 1993, Iran AirTour has had three fatal aircraft accidents.

  • On February 12, 2002, a Tupolev Tu-154, Iran Airtour Flight 956, flying from Tehran to Khorramabad crashed into the Sefid Kooh mountains during heavy rain, snow and dense fog. All 12 crew members and 107 passengers lost their lives.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iran Airtour Airlines". iat.aero. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  2. ^ https://ipo.ir/index.jsp?pageid=1266
  3. ^ http://iat.aero/Destinations.asp
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 17.
  5. ^ http://www.iat.aero/spp.asp?lang=fa&pid=14&title=%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%88%DA%AF%D8%A7%D9%86
  6. ^ Dudley, Dominic. "Iran Agrees $2B Deal For Russian Passenger Jets, Amid Ongoing Delays For Airbus And Boeing Planes". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  7. ^ https://www.cannews.aero/بخش-سوانح-حوادث-3/3144-برخورد-توپولف-ا
  8. ^ https://www.airlinepress.ir/46920/بازخوانی-سقوط-توپولف-۱۵۴-ایران-ایرتور-3/
  9. ^ http://www.hormoz.ir/۱۰شهریور-۱۳۸۵-سانحه-برای-توپولف-۱۵۴-بن/
  1. https://www.zoomg.ir/2019/3/27/302707/iran-air-tour-info/
  2. https://ipo.ir/index.jsp?pageid=1266
  3. https://iranairtour.ir/destinations
  4. https://iranairtour.ir/fleet
  5. https://www.cannews.aero/بخش-سوانح-حوادث-3/3144-برخورد-توپولف-ا
  6. https://www.airlinepress.ir/46920/بازخوانی-سقوط-توپولف-۱۵۴-ایران-ایرتور-3/
  7. http://www.hormoz.ir/۱۰شهریور-۱۳۸۵-سانحه-برای-توپولف-۱۵۴-بن/

External links[edit]

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