Saha Airlines

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Saha Airlines
هواپیمایی ساها
Saha Airlines.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
- IRZ SAHA
Founded 1990
Operating bases Mehrabad International Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 5
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Website http://www.sahaair.com

Saha Airlines (Persian: هواپیمایی ساها‎) is an Iranian airline based in Tehran that operates scheduled domestic flights.

History[edit]

The company was established in 1990 as Saha Airlines and is wholly owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. It operates domestic passenger services using Boeing 737-300 airplanes, and cargo charters carried out with Boeing 747 freighters when required. Saha Airlines was the last civil operator of the Boeing 707 in the world.[1]

On 3 May 2013, all flight operations were suspended, Saha Airlines began operating again in 2017.

Destinations[edit]

Saha Airlines serves the following destinations (as of March 2017)

City Country Airport
Ahwaz Iran Ahwaz International Airport
Isfahan Iran Isfahan International Airport
Mashhad Iran Mashhad International Airport
Shiraz Iran Shiraz International Airport
Tehran Iran Mehrabad International Airport [Hub]

Fleet[edit]

As of August 2017, the Saha Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[2]

Saha Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Notes
Boeing 737-300 3
Total 3

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 20 April 2005, Saha Airlines Flight 171, a Boeing 707-320C, registration EP-SHE, flying from Kish Island, crashed on landing at Mehrabad Airport, Tehran following an unstabilised approach with a higher than recommended airspeed. Gears and/or a tire failed after touchdown and the flight overran the far end of the runway. Of the 12 crew and 157 passengers on board, 3 passengers were killed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Last B707 operator Saha Air suspends operations once more". ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 17. 
  3. ^ Saha Air Flight 171 crash report