Meraj Airlines

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Meraj Airlines
هواپیمایی معراج
Meraj Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
JI [1] MRJ [1] MERAJ[1][2]
Founded 2010[2]
Commenced operations 2010[2]
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program MRJ
Fleet size 8
Destinations 24
Company slogan
  • Enjoy A Safe Flight
  • Fly High
Headquarters Jenah Expwy, Azadi Square, Tehran, Iran
Website www.merajairlines.ir/en

Meraj Airlines (Persian: هواپیمایی معراج‎) is an Iranian privately owned airline that is based at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport and Imam Khomeini International Airport.[3]

Meraj Airlines, unlike most other Iranian airlines, is still subject to sanctions by both the European Union and the United States. As of October 2016, Meraj Air is subject to EU sanctions including sale, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, of items listed in Annex 3 of Council Regulation (EU) 267/2012 and items listed in Annexes III and IV of Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011. [4]

Destinations[edit]

Meraj Airlines Airbus A320 landing at Mehrabad International Airport, with special Asiatic cheetah livery on its nose in support of a wildlife conservation program for the species (2015)

As of August 2018, Meraj Airlines operates to the following destinations:[5]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Bulgaria Varna Varna Airport Seasonal [6]
Georgia Tbilisi Tbilisi International Airport [5]
India Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport [5]
India Jaipur Jaipur International Airport Charter [6]
Iran Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas International Airport [7]
Iran Dezful Dezful Airport [5]
Iran Isfahan Isfahan International Airport [5]
Iran Kermanshah Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani Airport [5]
Iran Kish Island Kish International Airport Focus city [5]
Iran Mashhad Mashhad International Airport Focus city [8]
Iran Qeshm Dayrestan International Airport [5]
Iran Shiraz Shiraz International Airport [5]
Iran Tabriz Tabriz International Airport [5]
Iran Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport Hub [5]
Mehrabad International Airport Hub [5]
Iraq Baghdad Baghdad International Airport Seasonal [5]
Iraq Najaf Al Najaf International Airport Charter [5]
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport [5][9]
Russia Moscow Vnukovo International Airport [5]
Russia Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport [5]
Russia Sochi Sochi International Airport [5]
Turkey Isparta Isparta Süleyman Demirel Airport Charter [6]
Turkey Istanbul Atatürk International Airport [6]
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport [6]
Turkey Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport [6]
Turkey Konya Konya Airport Seasonal

Fleet[edit]

Meraj Airlines Airbus A300-600 painted in Asiatic cheetah livery in Moscow

As of August 2017, the Meraj Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F J E Y Total
Airbus A300-600R 2 18 244 262 One painted in a special Asiatic cheetah color scheme
Airbus A320-200 3 12 6 128 146 One painted with Asiatic cheetah livery on nose.
12 156 168
Airbus A321-200 1 VIP Government aircraft
Airbus A340-300 1 VIP Government aircraft
Total 7

Special livery[edit]

In 2015, Meraj Airlines painted the nose of an Airbus A320 and the fuselage of An Airbus A300 with images of an Asiatic cheetah in collaboration with the Iranian Cheetah Society to raise awareness of the endangered cat.[11]

Services[edit]

Cabin[edit]

First Class[edit]

Introduced in 2015, Sleeper seating is available on 2-class Airbus A300-600 aircraft. Each seat has massage function; a partition; a winged headrest with six-way movement; two individual reading lights and an overhead light; in-seat power supply, USB Ports and an RCA socket for laptop connection; as well as entertainment facilities. Each seat converts to a 2-metre (6 ft 7 in) bed. Arriving passengers have the option of using Meraj's First Class arrival facilities, as well as the new Welcome Lounge at Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Business Class[edit]

The original Business Class features angled lie flat seats with 150 degrees of recline. Passengers are also offered the use of Meraj's airport lounge facilities.[12]

Premium Economy[edit]

Introduced on Airbus A320s, Meraj's Premium Economy is being rolled out on all short-haul aircraft. It offers Economy + seating with more space, comfort and better services.[13]

Economy class[edit]

Passengers receive meals, as well as free drinks.[14]

Entertainment system[edit]

Meraj airline passengers can use the main screen entertainment fitted in the cabin to watch a variety of different programs including comedy clips, documentaries and sporting events.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/airllistres.asp?airliata=&airlicao=M
  2. ^ a b c http://www.flights-idealo.co.uk/airline/Meraj-Airlines-JI/
  3. ^ "Meraj Airlines". Merajairlines.ir. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  4. ^ http://www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/airlines-in-iran-and-the-effect-of-eu-and-us-sanctions#14
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "درباره معراج". Merajairlines.ir. Archived from the original on 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "IKIA" (PDF). Repository.airport.ir. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  7. ^ "فرودگاه بین‌المللی بندرعباس". Bandarabbas.airport.ir. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  8. ^ "فرودگاه بین‌المللی مشهد". Mashhad.airport.ir. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  9. ^ /saturday.pdf "KIA" Check |url= value (help) (PDF). Repository.airport.ir. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 17. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  11. ^ http://www.wildlife.ir/en/2015/09/13/the-flight-of-the-iranian-cheetah/
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  15. ^ http://www.merajairlines.ir/en/page/83/Entertainment

External links[edit]

Media related to Meraj Air at Wikimedia Commons