Qeshm Air

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Qeshm Air
هواپیمایی قشم
Qeshm Airlines Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations1996
Focus cities
Fleet size19
HeadquartersEkbatan Complex, Tehran, Iran
Key peopleQueshm Free economic zone development organization (Founder)

Qeshm Air (Persian: هواپیمایی قشم‎) is an Iranian airline; it has its headquarters in Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf and operates scheduled domestic and international passenger services as well as charter flights. The airline was founded in 1993 as Faraz Qeshm Airline.[1]


Qeshm Air was founded in 1993 and established its services by leasing airplanes from other airlines. The company's first routes were from Tehran to Qeshm, and from Tehran to Dubai. By the year 2000, Qeshm Air had seven aircraft in its fleet. The current CEO of this airline is Mahmoud Shekarabi. [2]



Current fleet[edit]

The Qeshm Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of March 2018):

Qeshm Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A300-600R 4 24 283 307
Airbus A319-100[3] 1 20 96 116
Airbus A320-200 2 12 144 156
Avro RJ85 1 85 85
Avro RJ100 4 110 110
Fokker 50 4 50 50
Fokker 100 4 117 117
Total 20

Historical fleet[edit]

Qeshm Airlines formerly operated these aircraft:[4]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 17 May 2001, a Faraz Qeshm Airlines Yakovlev Yak-40 departed from Tehran on a flight to Gorgan Airport carrying 30 people; including the Iranian Transport Minister Rahman Dadman, two deputy ministers and seven more members of parliament. It was forced to divert due to bad weather conditions and was later discovered crashed in the Alborz mountains, near Sari, Iran. All on board perished.[5][6]


  1. ^ 09361886106, M.Golestani. "Qeshm Air Official Website". www.qeshm-air.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ 09361886106, M.Golestani. "Qeshm Air Official Website". www.qeshm-air.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Iran's Qeshm Air adds maiden A319". Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Qeshm Airlines Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  5. ^ "ASN Aircraft Accident Yakovlev 40 EP-TQP Sari". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  6. ^ Detailed Aircraft Information. The Soviet Transport Database - Scramble

External links[edit]

Media related to Qeshm Air at Wikimedia Commons