N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25974 posts, RR: 78 Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
Quoting 777way (Thread starter): Both countries plan to increase frequency on the IKA-PEK route from current twice weekly to five and launch service from Shanghai with seven weekly flights as well in a recently concluded .
Slight correction. IR's Tehran-Beijing service departs from Mehrabad, THR, not IKA
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Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12164 posts, RR: 35 Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1889 times:
Does CZ operate to Iran? When did they start?
Will IR still be using SPs, or will they switch to A310s or A300-600s? The PEK-IKA route should be well within the range of the A300-600R, probably better cargo capacity than the 747SP; A310-300s could probably do PVG or CAN?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7803 posts, RR: 54 Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1722 times:
Iranair still do almost all their flying from Mehrabad. I was there a week and a half ago, and all the IR 747s were flying from THR. Meanwhile IKA has finally kicked in with all the international carriers, so the terminal (which is very spiffy) at night looks like Bangkok or somewhere, you've got yer AF / LH / EK / Etihad A330s, LH A330, BMI / AZ / OS / etc A320s, 321s, Ariana 727, some 154s (Kish Air, Caspian), the Blue Sky 747s (two -400s and a -300 I think), and some Iranair A310s (which may not be flying at the moment). I guess Iranair will move next. I would love the domestic stuff to move to IKA (although Mehrabad has much more character and is right downtown) so I could get on a 707 down a jetway from an ultra modern terminal. Domestic flights from Mehrabad use buses out to the domestic flightline and you go up stairs to board. Alas it looks like the Iranian 707s will be grounded in March, too soon to fly domestic from IKA.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz