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Iran Air Wet Leases Two B747-200s  
User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Iran air has wetleased two Ex-Lufthansa B747-200 aircraft from Air Universal in Jordan. The contract is till November 2005. They will be mostly used for pilgrimage flights to Jeddah.

http://www.airuniversalltd.com


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Thanks for the info. I was wondering how Air Universal was utilising the two 747s aquired earlier this year. Will they be repainted in Iran Air colours?

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2282 times:

Any chance to see them at LHR?

Frederic


User currently offlineBar032 From Nauru, joined Jul 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2251 times:

I wonder if the crew will be forced to follow the strict dress-code on IR, i.e. no ties for the men and full body-cover for the women...


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User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Is Air Universal a leasing company? Or did it operate charter flights under its own IATA/ICAO code? If so what routes did its 747 flew in the past? Thank you for posting.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Air Universal is to my knowledge a Middle-Eastern version of Air Atlanta operating on behalf of other airlines/tour operators. They aquired two ex-LH 747s (ex D-ABYX and D-ABZH) late 2003 or at the beginning of this year and flew them during the Hadj. Since then no news about them.
I don´t know about the Tristar they have (who seem to be ex-Delta).


User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

The 1st 747, JY-AUA was delivered to Air Universal in Dec 2003. They flew the hajj based out of Jeddah for Sudan Airways to Khartoum and West Africa. After Hajj all aircraft were returned to base until the Iran deal came through.





User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

I have to say kudos to Iran Air for being able to maintain their aged fleet of 747s to a 'high standard' despite US sanctions.


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User currently offlineDCAYOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 599 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1768 times:


I wanted to take Iran Air on the fifth freedom service between PEK-NRT because a couple years ago they were using the 747 SPs on those routes.



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