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polet
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4 flights in Iran

Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:41 am

This October I was in Iran and made there 4 internal flights:
1. THR-IFN (Mahan Air Avro RJ100)
2. IFN-THR (Naft Fokker F100)
3. THR-ZBR (Caspian MD-83)
4. ZBR-THR (Aseman B727)

Part 1. Mahan Air
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Flight: W5 4533
Airline: Mahan Airlines
Route: Tehran (Mehrabad) - Isfahan
Date: 18/10/2017 07:30-08:30

Full video report: Mahan Air Avro RJ85 Flight from Tehran to Isfahan

Purchase a ticket

Tickets for this flight can be found and purchased at many websites and agencies. I bought the ticket 2 weeks before departure and it cost me about 70 EUR. This is far from the lowest price - on other days I saw for 55 EUR.

Departure - Mehrabad Airport

Almost all domestic flights depart from Mehrabad airport. It is located inside the city and is easily accessible by taxi and metro. There are two metro stations (one for 1 and 2 terminals, the second is for 4 and 6 terminals). Metro fare is only about 0,2 EUR. But sometimes there can be very crowded!

My flight was from terminal 4.

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Check in

You can check in at the airport via check in counter or check in machine.

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Boarding

There is no jetways at this airport at all. So, all passangers goes by buses. A bus ride can take up to 15 minutes!

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Aircraft

British Aerospace Avro RJ100 (reg. EP-MOG) was built in March 1999 (18.5 years old at the time of the flight) for Aegean (112 seats). In 2011, the aircraft moved to the Greek Sky Wings, and in 2013 to Mahan Airlines.

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Food

Lunchboxes with sandwiches and a cold chocolate drink are served.No any hot drinks :(

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Isfahan Airport:
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P.S. Sorry that yesterday I posted report with broken photos :(
 
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Re: 4 flights in Iran

Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:24 pm

Nice report and pics. Always nice to see Iranian trip reports!
 
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Re: 4 flights in Iran

Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:00 pm

Interesting to read that Mahan Air flies to resort destinations like Goa, Phuket, and Bali. Next month I'll be flying Mahan Air's A310 from Delhi, then Iran Air MD-82 for domestic. Can't wait!
 
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Re: 4 flights in Iran

Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:01 pm

Nice read & pictures, thanks for sharing with us.
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Re: 4 flights in Iran

Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:31 am

Great, can't wait to see the other flights.
 
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Re: 4 flights in Iran

Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:24 pm

Thanks for the feedback, guys!

Part 2

Flight: NV 2585
Airline: Naft Airlines
Route: Isfahan - Tehran (Mehrabad)
Date: 19/10/2017 17:30-18:30

Full video report: Flight Report | Naft Airlines Fokker F100 | Isfanah to Tehran

Purchase a ticket

Tickets for Naft Airline flights are not sold on the airline's website and in ordinary agencies. You can buy only at the ticket office in Iran or through some special agents. I used apochi.com.

Departure - Isfahan Airport

I got to the airport by taxi (350k rials/10 EUR). The new terminal is quite spacious, there are a couple of cafes, souvenirs shop, free drinking water.

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Check in

You can check in only at the airport via check in counter.

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Aircraft

Fokker F100 (reg. EP-AWZ) was built in December 1994 (23 years old at the time of the flight) for the British Midland. In 2005 it was moved to Spanair. In 2008 to Iranian Naft Airlines. Pitch - 32 inches!

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Food

Cold snacks are served (rice, sliced meat, vegetables), juice, waffles and a small bottle of water for each passenger in seat pocket.

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Mehrabad Airport metro station:
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Mehrabad Airport Terminal 2:
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Mehrabad Airport Terminal 1:
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Re: 4 flights in Iran

Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:10 am

Nice TR, always great to read from such "exotic" airline and places.

PLEASE, if possible, start a new topic with every trip and do not just add a reply to the first part. The more pictures, the more loading time it needs and it is impossible to see, if you post another TR or just a reply to a previous comment.

BTW. it was reported, that Naft Airlines changed it name to Karun Airlines back in September 2017: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karun_Airlines
 
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Re: 4 flights in Iran

Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:33 pm

debonair wrote:
Nice TR, always great to read from such "exotic" airline and places.
PLEASE, if possible, start a new topic with every trip and do not just add a reply to the first part. The more pictures, the more loading time it needs and it is impossible to see, if you post another TR or just a reply to a previous comment.

Thanks! Ok, Il started a new topic for Part3:
http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1380177

debonair wrote:
BTW. it was reported, that Naft Airlines changed it name to Karun Airlines back in September 2017: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karun_Airlines

Yeah, I did not know that :)
But at the same time they still use the old name and logo.

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