Access to Iran by Mahan Air lines

Access to Iran by Mahan Air lines

Among the various airline companies, Mahan Air is considered as one of the best airline companies in Iran, which has foreign and Iran domestic flights. In this article, we will introduce one of the safest airlines in Iran.

Introducing Mahan Air Airlines

The Mahan Air Company was first founded in 1992 in city of Kerman. It is interesting to know that the name of this airline is picked up from a village in 35 kilometers from Kerman. This company started its career as the first Iranian private airline in the year 1992, and one year later its first flights were done and they were Tehran-Kerman and Tehran-Dubai flights. Currently, this airline is considered as one of the safest airline routes. That is why that Mahan Airline was among the 100 best brands in 10th National Industry Champions Festival.

The company’s annual development has been positive enough that nowadays its flights are done from more than 50 points across the globe, such as Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Foreign departures of this airline mostly are included in two categories: permanent and seasonal.

Mahan Air’s Seasonal Flights
  • Bali
  • Phuket
  • Colombo
  • Goa
  • Maurice
  • Morocco
  • Casablanca
  • Sparta
  • Denizli
  • Izmir
  • Athens
  • Varna
  • Sochi
  • Larnaca
  • Petersburg
  • Mahan Air Permanent Flights
  • Dubai
  • Jeddah
  • Najaf
  • Kuwait
  • Baghdad
  • Beirut
  • Damascus
  • Baku
  • Lahore
  • Bangkok
  • Cable
  • Erbil
  • Munich
  • Almaty
  • Delhi
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Shanghai
  • Guangzhou
  • Istanbul
  • Beijing
  • Ankara
  • Yerevan
  • Dusseldorf (in Germany)
  • Milan
  • Moscow
  • Paris
  • Copenhagen
  • Barcelona
What are the foreign flights of Mahan Airlines?

All foreign flights of this airline are done from Imam Khomeini and Mehrabad airports in Tehran.

Mahan Air’s internal destinations include:
  • Mashhad
  • Tabriz
  • Sari
  • Shahrood
  • Bojnord
  • Sabzevar
  • Tabas
  • Birjand
  • Bam
  • Iranshahr
  • Jiroft
  • Bandar Abbas
  • Kerman
  • Tehran
  • Shiraz
  • Rafsanjan
  • Kermanshah
  • Zabul
  • Zahedan
  • Qeshm
  • Assalouyeh
  • Khark
  • Gachsaran
  • Ahwaz
  • Shahr e Kord
  • Khorramabad
  • Ilam
  • Isfahan
  • Sari
  • Sanandaj
  • Sirjan
  • Kish
Mahan Airlines
Mahan Airlines

What are the main hubs of the Mahan Air Company?

  • Mehrabad Airport
  • Kish International Airport
  • Imam Khomeini International Airport
  • Ayatollah Rafsanjani Kermani International Airport
  • Shahid Dastgheib International Airport

Note: Travelers flying from Mehrabad Airport can use the Mahan Airline’s VIP lounge. The facilities of this salon are only for following individuals:

  • Members of the Mahan Club
  • Business Class Travelers
Aircrafts operating at Mahan Air

At the beginning of the Mahan Air’s launch, only two aircrafts were used for Iran domestic flights and foreign flights: Tupolev 154 aircarft and Ilyushin 76. However, a few years later, in 1999, after buying  Airbus 300, the company boomed because it used the best available aircraft to carry out its flights.

In the year 2005, when the airline used the Airbus 320, Mahan Air introduced itself as one of the most modern and most recent airline companies among its rivals.

At present, Mahan Air has 56 airliners, some of which are:

  • Boeing 300-427 (2 aircrafts)
  • Airbus A340-600 (7 aircrafts)
  • Airbus A340-300 (4 aircrafts)
  • Airbus A300-600 (14 aircrafts)
  • Airbus A310-300 (10 aircrafts)
  • Airbus A300- B4 / B2 (4 aircrafts)
  • BAE 146-300 (17 aircrafts)
Mahan Airlines
Mahan Airlines
Mahan flight classes

Flights taken place on Mahan Airlines are categorized into two classes:


The facilities of this flight class includes Iranian dining and a 42-inch TV, both for domestic and foreign flights. The permitted load for this type of class is 20 kilogram for domestic flights and 30 kilograms for foreign flights.

Commercial (business)

The features of this class are definitely much more than economical class that includes the following items:

  1. Iranian and foreign catering
  2. 42-inch TV (if the flight time is longer than 3 hours, there is also the possibility of using DVD and MP3)
  3. Purchase of global brands during the flight
  4. Granting basic equipment in long flights such as health care, cosmetics, writing, etc.

The permitted load for this class is 25 kilograms for domestic flights and 40 kilograms for foreign flights.

The most important tips you should know about Mahan Air:

Currently, Mahan Airlines is known as one of the best airline routes in Iran, which since its beginning of activity has always provided the best services to its passengers.

Depending on the flight class you chose, the cost of changing or canceling your ticket is different depending on the type of the flight you are using, a domestic flight or a foreign flight. Therefore, before changing or canceling your flight’s ticket remember to call the company or its website to know the certain cost.

If your luggage’s weight exceeds the stated amount, you must pay the overcharge.

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I think losing your travel documents, money, and your phone in a foreign country is on the top place in the list of top things you must be scared of when you go abroad. You can google the list of the cities famous for their pickpockets and purse-snatchers. Now, if you’re coming to Iran, hearing the financial news in Iran might worry you a little; and in fact, the tourist centres and crowded areas are no exception in this case. But statistics show that Iran is almost a lot better and safer than other countries in this case. But, only in case you want to travel with peace of mind, keep these points in mind: • You don’t have carry your passport with you to everywhere you go; only a copy of that would suffice. No one usually asks for it. • You will need cash, but you shouldn’t carry all the cash you have with you. • I suggest you to put your eggs in different baskets, I mean split your money and put it in different places so in case you get robbed, you will have some money left. • It’t better to use bags and handbags instead of backpack in crowded places like bazaars; so you can always watch the zippers. • And always keep an eye on your phone!