Iran Air is the flag carrier of Iran, and came into existence in its present form in 1961. Its predecessor was the Iranian Airlines that was in existence as early as 1944, and was merged withthe Persian Air Services to form Iran Air.
The carrier was formed with the aim of fulfilling the domestic aviation needs keeping in mind the safety principles, and later also included forming of transportation services to international destinations. Itis a full member of IATA and currently flies to 35 international and 25 domestic destinations.
Iran Air flies to most major destinations in the Middle East including Dubai, Jeddah, Dammam, Kuwait, Bahrain and Baghdad. This gives passengers in the Middle East a lot of options to avail the connections of this airline, to travel to destinations in Europe and Asia. The carrier has been offering Hajj flights since 1962 and is proud to offer their services to thousands of keen pilgrims over the years.
The fleet of the airline contains Fokker, Boeing and Airbus models of aircraft, with the different types and capacities used in short, mid and long distance flights as required. They are regularly maintained in keeping with safety guidelines.
The self check-in services for passengers are still in the testing stage, and this is being carried out at the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. Some other services offered at the airport include special handling for passengers with special needs, as well as baggage claim services.
Once on board, the cabin crew is well trained to offer you superior customer service for a great flying experience. Passengers may also pre-order a special meal based on medically based diets, religious reasons or vegetarian principles while making their Iran Air online booking. First class or Homa class passengers can choose food from a special menu and be served in porcelain dishes along with receiving gift bags, flowers and saffron. Contact the customer service of the airline here
The Iran Air baggage allowance permits check in of 30 kg of baggage for Economy class passengers on international flights, with the allowance being higher for premium classes and Sky gift silver and gold card members. Cabin baggage of up to 5 kg is allowed in Economy, and up to 7 kg in Homa class. For more details of baggage policies, please check here
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