Iran Airtour

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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 size9
Destinations24
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 9 aircraft in service. It operates 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 in addition to Iran's national airline. From 1982, Iran Airtour Airline started scheduled domestic tours from all over Iran to the holy city of Mashhad. Two years later, Airline started to develop foreign tours to countries such as China, UAE, India, Singapore and Malaysia.

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

Until 2010, Iran Airtour was one of the state-owned airline companies in Iran, but subsequently in accordance with Article 44 of the Constitutional law, ownership was assigned to Hesayar Co., a subsidiary of the Iranian Ministry of Defense. Because four of five consecutive payment checks from Hesayar Co. were returned for insufficient funds, the original assignment was canceled. After another auction in 2016 the airline's 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

Country City Airport 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

Country City Airport 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

Country City Airport 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iran Airtour Airlines". iat.aero. Archived from the original on 25 December 2016. 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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