I saw this aircraft on the flightline at Mehrabad (Tehran's old, city centre airport) in September, still in full Air Universal livery. I don't know whether it had already started IR
flights at that point. There was an old IR
747-100 and an SP
parked either side and they were being readied for their next flights, so perhaps this one was already in service as well. Nice to see it in something closer to real IR
livery. The Homa bird looks quite good in a blue circle. Reminds me of this:
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Photo © Paul Morley
|Quoting Deltaflyertoo (Reply 13):|
How would I go about buying a ticket to fly Iran Air. They have flights from Europe? Is it as easy as going on Expedia?
Iranair fly all over Europe with a combination of 747s and A310s - off the top of my head, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Cologne, Stockholm, Vienna, Milan, Geneva, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Madrid, Athens etc. In Asia you'll find them in Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Mumbai, Karachi and some of the eastern ex Soviet republics as well (Baku, Tashkent etc). And of course they cover the whole Middle East. Booking is relatively easy but not necessarily on sites like lastminute, expedia, because of US sanctions against Iran (expedia claim Tehran doesn't exist - like Havana). But if you call the airline, I'm sure you'll get a good fare and good personal service.
Read this for more info: http://www.airliners.net/articles/read.main?id=88
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz