Iran's Premier Airline
Known as The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran Air is the country's flagship airline, as well as its most popular, and is based out of Tehran. Founded in 1944 and originally named Iranian Airways, the airline's first commercial flight flew from Tehran to Mashhad and established routes to Cairo, Tel Aviv and Paris the following year. Over the next 20 years, the airline became a popular national service, flying all over the Middle East and also operating routes to Europe. In 1961, the original company merged with a freight cargo company and was renamed Iran Air.
After years of expansion and nationalisation, Iran Air became the fastest growing airline of the 1970, and was named the world's second safest airline in 1976. Currently servicing over 60 domestic and international destinations and employing over 11,000 people, the airline continues its rapid rise to the top, with a fleet size of 34 Airbuses and Boeing aircraft transporting millions of passengers every year to destinations in Europe and Asia.
The airline currently serves 35 international destinations and 25 domestic cities. The company made history in 2017 by appointing their first female CEO. Now the airline is aiming to modernise its ageing fleet and has struck a billion dollar deal with Boeing and Airbus. This move will increase the fleet size to over 110 aircraft.
Flying with Iran Air
Passengers flying Economy Class on domestic routes over one hour and those heading to an international destination are treated to a hot food and snack selection, personal entertainment systems, USB chargers and cupholders.
International Business Class offers customers a comfortable leather, fully lie-flat bed with direct aisle access, remote seat controls, international power sockets and personal entertainment systems to ensure every journey is as peaceful and relaxing as possible.
No alcohol is served on any Iran Air flight and those flying domestically should note that all female passengers and crew are expected to adhere to the Islamic dress code and ensure their hair and body are covered at all times with appropriate forms of Hijab.
When checking in for an Iran Air flight, passengers can choose to check in via the company's website and print their boarding passes at home, saving time and stress at the airport. Web check-in also allows you to choose your seat, meal plan and any required assistance in advance.
- All passengers on domestic routes and international economy class receive 23 kg baggage allowance. Excess baggage of up to 30 kg may be prepaid before boarding.
- Flights booked through other agencies or partner airlines may calculate your luggage allowance based on the fare paid. Confirmed allowances are shown on your ticket.
- Business class passengers receive a 35 kg baggage allowance.
- Carry-on limit for Economy is 5 kg and for Business Class passengers bags the limit is 7 kg. The bag must measure less than 50 x 35 x 20 cm.
- For more information please see the company website here.