777way
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Mahan Air Service To Saudi Arabia- How?

Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:20 pm

If I'm not mistaken Saudi aviation policy only allows one airline from each country to fly there, GCC airlines are exemted form this rule, so how is it that both Iran Air and Mahan Air fly to the country.
 
stylo777
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RE: Mahan Air Service To Saudi Arabia- How?

Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:58 am

are you talking about Hajj flights or regular scheduled operations?

also they have Bulgarian (LZ-), French (F-), Kyrgyzstan (EX-) and Armenian (EK-) registered aircrafts
 
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RE: Mahan Air Service To Saudi Arabia- How?

Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:07 pm



Quoting Airxliban (Reply 2):
Does Iran Air fly to Saudi? Which cities and what kind of service?

All I can find is IR519/518 IKA-JED out mon/ back tues with a 742
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RE: Mahan Air Service To Saudi Arabia- How?

Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:49 pm

Also TK started to fly to Madinah. I thought only Saudia was allowed to fly to Madinah. May be TK is flying only for Hajj flights.
 
777way
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RE: Mahan Air Service To Saudi Arabia- How?

Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:16 pm

TK service to Madinah is only for Hajj, many foreign airlines get to fly there for the pilgrimage only, even South African Airways operated charter flights there in 2003.

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 4):


Quoting Airxliban (Reply 2):
Does Iran Air fly to Saudi? Which cities and what kind of service?

All I can find is IR519/518 IKA-JED out mon/ back tues with a 742

Yes thats about it, they used to serve Dammam as well.

Quoting YOWza (Reply 1):
Perhaps an exemption was made or Mahan may have incorporated somewhere in the GCC making it a GCC airline rather than Iranian...

GCC is actually AGCC only for Arab countries of the Gulf region.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 3):
are you talking about Hajj flights or regular scheduled operations?

Both Iran Air and Mahan operate scheduled services to Saudi Arabia besides Hajj flights. Mahan do JED and DMM.
 
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RE: Mahan Air Service To Saudi Arabia- How?

Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:05 pm

Dammam is a summer seasonal Mashad and Tehran service. Both were 4 weekly AB3 in summer 2007.

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777way
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RE: Mahan Air Service To Saudi Arabia- How?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:21 pm

So is it like a favour for Mahan to be allowed to fly there?