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Did Iran Air Ever Fly To TEL Aviv?  
User currently offlineDennys From France, joined May 2001, 878 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6175 times:

hello,
as EL AL flew TEHERAN in the 60s , did IRAN AIR ever fly TEL AVIV on those days ?

Many thanks , if you have the complete information .

Best Regards

dennys

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User currently offlineRoyalAirMaroc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6089 times:

Possibly, but i doubt they did after the Islamic revolution of Iran.

Regards.



Life is a Journey, One Which I hope will include alot of Flights !! =]
User currently offlineIAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6015 times:

I don't think IR ever flew to TLV. Besides LY, AF flew TLV-THR enroute to BKK and HKG before the Iranian revolution.

User currently offlineJFK787NYC From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5727 times:

There were alot of Israeli businesses in Iran before 1979

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

Since the Shah's official stance was one of non-recognition, this extended to Iran Air flights. On the other hand, charters were common, much like the ones that currently go from MIA to HAV.


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User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2716 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5556 times:


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EL AL flew to Teheran for many years. At one time Iran was about the only Muslim country that recognized the State of Israel. In fact, Teheran was one of the most profitable routes for EL AL for several reasons: The Jewish community in Iran was quite large; trade between Iran and Israel was very strong to the point that EL AL Cargo had several weekly cheduled 747 flights per week to Teheran. Sales were so strong for EL AL in this market that just to cope with the demand, EL AL employed 20 employees in its Teheran sales office.

At one point, EL AL flew a very strange route to Iran, the very circuitous Tel Aviv - Teheran - Nairobi - Johannesburg route. The flight was flown via Iranian airspace because most countries in Africa had closed their airspace to Israeli aircraft. Nonetheless, despite the fact that EL AL had to achieve an 80% load factor to just break even, the route was successful. EL AL flew to Teheran even two weeks after the Shah Ayatollah Khomeini arrived to take power in Iran. EL AL evacuated not only most of the Jewish-Iranian population, many native Persians fled the country by purchasing tickets on EL AL's last remaining 747 operated flights which operated up to thrice daily during the last few weeks before the station was closed down. EL AL's offices were soon burned down after that and its assets at the airport that were left behind were donated to anti-Israeli airlines of some Middle-Eastern countries.

 Smile LatinPlane


User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 5485 times:



Quoting Latinplane (Reply 5):
EL AL's offices were soon burned down after that and its assets at the airport that were left behind were donated to anti-Israeli airlines of some Middle-Eastern countries.

Anti-Israeli airlines?


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 5477 times:



Quoting Latinplane (Reply 5):
EL AL flew to Teheran for many years. At one time Iran was about the only Muslim country that recognized the State of Israel. In fact, Teheran was one of the most profitable routes for EL AL for several reasons: The Jewish community in Iran was quite large; trade between Iran and Israel was very strong

Coincidentally, spotted the following recent article in a Harvard University student magazine on the history of the Jewish community in Iran.
http://newsocietyjournal.com/2008/01...an-jewish-life-under-islamic-rule/


User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2716 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 5439 times:



Quoting Analog (Reply 6):

Airlines from anti-Israel countries (Syrian Arab Airlines).

 Smile LatinPlane


User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5343 times:



Quoting Latinplane (Reply 8):
Airlines from anti-Israel countries (Syrian Arab Airlines).

So is the Coke and Pepsi sold in Syria anti-Israeli cola?  Yeah sure  Big grin
(I believe that they're sold there now)


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