Airtour is an airline based in Tehran
, Iran. It is a subsidiary of Iran Air
and operates scheduled domestic services and international services. (Wikipedia
) - Iran Airtour (Redirected from Iran Air Tours
IATA B9 ICAO IRB Callsign AIR TOUR
|Mashhad International Airport |
|10 (+5 orders) |
|Iran Air |
|Tehran, Iran |
|Capt Cyrus Baheri (Chairman) |
Iran Airtour (Persian: ایران ایر تور) is an airline based in Tehran, Iran. It is a subsidiary of Iran Air and operates scheduled domestic services and international services in the Middle East, as well as charter services including Europe. Its main base is Mashhad International Airport.
- 1 History
- 2 Destinations
- 3 Fleet
- 4 Incidents and accidents
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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The airline was established in 1973 by Iran Air and started scheduled operations in 1990 with services for its domestic tours division.
DestinationsAn Iran Airtour McDonnell Douglas MD
-82 landing at Mehrabad Airport
, Tehran. (2011)An Iran Airtour Tupolev
Tu-154M landing at Mehrabad
Airport, Tehran. (2010)
Iran Airtour operates scheduled services to the following destinations:
- Baghdad - Baghdad International Airport
United Arab Emirates
- Dubai - Dubai International Airport
- Damascus - Damascus International Airport
FleetAn Iran Airtour Tupolev Tu-154M at Sheremetyevo International Airport. (2008)
The Iran Airtour fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of December 2011):
Iran Airtour Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82 ||10 ||0 ||Unknown ||172 ||One aircraft is operated by Ararat International Airlines and nine aircraft are operated by Bukovyna Airlines |
|Unknown ||143/147 |
|Tupolev Tu-204 ||0 ||5 ||Unknown ||210 ||Part of the 35 orders made by Iran Air |
Total 10 5
Incidents and accidents
- On April 26, 1992, a Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M belonging to Iran Air Tours and bound for Tehran crashed near Saveh, killing the 39 occupants.
- On February 8, 1993, a Tupolev Tu-154 was departing on a non-scheduled flight from Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran, to Khoram Dareh when it was involved in a mid-air collision with an Iranian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 fighter plane that was on approach to the same airport. All 12 crew members and 119 passengers on board, plus both pilots of the Su-24, were killed for a total of 133 fatalties.
- February 12, 2002, a Tupolev Tu-154 crashed into the Sefid Kouh mountains during heavy rain, snow and dense fog at the time of the crash, while descending for Khorramabad. All twelve crew members and 107 passengers were killed.
- On September 1, 2006, a Tupolev Tu-154 operating as Flight 945 from Bandar Abbas with 11 crew and 137 passengers on board burst into flames upon landing at Mashhad, Iran killing 28 of those on board.
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