LH600 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 168 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 8729 times:
This is something that I have been working on for a while now. I know that this is currently impossible due to the political climate. Is this even possible in the future?? I'd love to get comments on whether or not this would work. What do you think???
(PLEASE DO NOT TURN THIS INTO A POLITICAL DISCUSSION)
(Most of the domestic flights would be operated by other carriers. Iran Air would mostly operate domestic connecting flights for passengers wanting to travel to other cities in Iran via its only hub in Tehran.)
N77014 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 8733 times:
Iran has plenty of cash on hand, almost zero foreign debt, and the technical know-how to acquire Boeing's newest jets. If allowed to, its only problem securing new planes would be the waiting time on the Boeing delivery waitlist.
As far as alliances, Skyteam would be a perfect fit. With EK and other Gulf carriers reluctant to join an alliance, IR, with a huge domestic market, central location, and inherent J-class market, would be an excellent fit in the alliance.
A likely scenario; codeshare with KL/NW/CO on THR-AMS routes with North American destinations. AF is busy with ME right now...how would that work?
Nonstop service on B777-200LR's to EWR, LAX, YYZ?, IAH? SFO?, DTW?
B767-300's an interim step until 787's are ready.
Make THR terminal a worthy alternative to DXB and AUH.
Develope a world class cargo product.
Look into BBJ service for high value oil market and european connections: LHR, VIE, AMS.
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7493 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 8593 times:
Not Bad.... But I don't think that an-all Boeing fleet is suitable for IR.
First, instead of the B738, I would see a mix of A319/A320/A321, to offer more adapted frequencies on short/medium routes and operate THR as a regional HUB, rather using 1 or 2 frequencies with a widebody.
BEY-THR for example can handle easily a DAILY A319 ...
I would keep the B777LR but would replace the B767 by a much better A332.
IR needs also a fleet of turboprop or Regional Jet, especially for the domestic market, and to reach the remote point of the country.
2 x Daily IFN-THR with a B767 can't be profitable ... I'd better see a 5 x Daily A319 ...
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 8473 times:
There is no reason why not, and Iran Air could benefit from fleet renewals with leases from another carrier/leasing company such as EK.
The 772ER and A332 could be impoprtant stopgap aircraft cascaded to IR in the short term as EK will potentially have some available as newer aircraft become available. The Rolls Royce powerplants will be easier to source spares for than USA built engines.
T154M From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 8239 times:
Beautiful, wish it could happen one day. If that was the case iran would be a free market economy at that time and with business and tourists flocking to explore the country, therefore i would assume daily services to all regional cities such as Beirut, damascus, amman etc if not 2xdaily with 319/738. More flights to SE asia and N asia. why not australia as well?
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1199 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 8208 times:
Quoting Orion737 (Reply 5):
Poor Iran Air. They really should be allowed to buy some new aircraft.
The EU tried to negotiate with Iran, allow nuclear inspections and in trade for Airbus/Boeing airplanes. Didn't work. If Iran wants airplanes, they can get them, they're just going to have to jump through a western-world hoop to do so.
Quoting FlySSC (Reply 6): I would keep the B777LR but would replace the B767 by a much better A332.
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 8211 times:
That would be great!
Assuming the retarded US embargo is removed, they'll also have to normalise relations with Egypt (which is another hurdle on its own) before launching flights to CAI. If that happens I would imagine MS and IR going for non-stop flights between the two capitals considering they are the largest Middle Eastern countries (in terms of population).
LifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1968 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 8092 times:
Quoting LH600 (Reply 21): What does everyone think of the Airline partners I chose? Would Swiss be a good partner for IR?
Well, you chose 1 SkyTeam member and 1 SkyTeam-to-be-member. Swiss would be a strange one, because it's linked to Star Alliance now due to the Lufthansa take over. I think Air France would make a better fit and with it, Iran can have a partnership with SkyTeam.