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Iran Air To Canada?

Wed May 16, 2001 9:00 am


I am a keen fan of Iran Air and have heard they plan to upgrade their fleet with new A330's and used A310's, and expand their services to north Amercia(Canada) can anybody clarify this and give me any more info you have on the topic ?



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RE: Iran Air To Canada?

Wed May 16, 2001 9:14 am

I'm sure they'd like to and it's in their long-term plans. They'd make a lot of money serving N America, because of the exodus of intellectuals etc after the revolution, there are more (for instance) Iranian doctors practising in the US than in Iran. Same goes for many other professions (engineers).

MEA want to open a route from Beirut to Toronto and Beirut to New York City. Same applies, huge first generation expat community.

Although "VFR" traffic (Visiting Friends & Relatives) isn't very lucrative, not many people can afford business class for a trip home to see their cousins and I don't think there's much trade between Iran and N America (or Lebanon, maybe a little more but not much). No tourism to speak of from either Canada or the US for either Iran or Lebanon. MEA would be better off reopening flights to Brazil, where there are strong trade links and more Lebanese there than in Lebanon.
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RE: Iran Air To Canada?

Wed May 16, 2001 11:28 am

I would love to see Iran Air and MEA back in this part of the world.
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Wed May 16, 2001 2:00 pm

Hello Cedarjet,

Are you sure that MEA didnt want to fly Montreal-Beyrut..most of the Lebanese market is found in Montreal..

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RE: Iran Air To Canada?

Thu May 17, 2001 12:39 am

I wonder where the real Amir has disappeared? any ways their A310s are already in service ex-Emirates planes, dont know when the A330s will join the fleet plans were for the first quarter of 2001, does anyone know when their 747s will be retired, especially the SPs Smile
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RE: Iran Air To Canada?

Thu May 17, 2001 1:47 am

I heard a while back MEA wanted YUL-BEY but couldn't start because of some US sanctions that had a residual effect on Canada... The reference above is the first I have ever heard of YYZ-BEY but given today's aviation market it would be logical.. maybe a YYZ-YUL-BEY route?
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RE: Iran Air To Canada?

Thu May 17, 2001 8:07 am

The first place to start would be to check for bilateral agreements between Canada and Iran and between Canada and Lebanon.

I am not aware of any bilateral agreement between Canada and Iran at this time.

The agreement between Canada and Lebanon allows a Lebanese carrier access to Montreal and a Canadian carrier access to Beirut.

RE: Iran Air To Canada?

Thu May 17, 2001 8:14 am

Great now we have to worry about nuclear arms being smuggled in.....or worse, deployed.

RE: Iran Air To Canada?

Thu May 17, 2001 8:17 am

When you go to buy your ticket in Iran it will be like; "Will you be sitting in armed or unarmed?"

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RE: Iran Air To Canada?

Thu May 17, 2001 2:43 pm

Mark if you're here, phone me at 314-1827 I have something about the may meet to discuss and about the kingair and to get you pictures of it!
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RE: Iran Air To Canada?

Fri May 18, 2001 3:38 am

I had read at this forum that Air Canada are considering flying to Beirut from Toronto Smile
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