Iran Air

Airline info

  • Address: Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, 13185-775, Iran
  • Contact number: +98 21 4662 4420
  • Website:
  • IATA code/ICAO code: IR / IRA

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2022): No info available
  • Average age of fleet (2023): 18.6 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 4
  • Accidents with fatalities: 1
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 2/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: No info available
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also

With its main hubs at Teheran Mehrabad (THR) and Imam Khomeini (IKA) airports, Iran Air flies a network covering the Middle East, the Far East and Europe. Following the Islamic Revolution in 1980, the airline could no longer buy airplanes from either Boeing and Douglas, thus relying for many years on European manufacturers Airbus and Fokker to rejuvenate its fleet, but through the years faced more and more difficult to get new aircraft and spare parts even outside the USA. Following a relaxation of the sanctions during the Obama administration, in 2016 Iran Air placed huge orders with both Boeing and Airbus plus a smaller one with ATR, but a new course of American foreign relations initiated with the Trump administration made it impossible for the orders to be converted in new aircraft in the fleet, except for a couple of Airbus A330-200, one A321-200 and 13 ATR 72-600. The new aircraft boast new Busines Class cabins with lie-flat seats on the A330-200, individual IFE screens with audio and video on demand, but service onboard remains poor as the safety record (Photo Wikimedia Commons / Mark Harkin)

  • Name: Iran Air
  • Date founded: 1944 as Iranian Airways Company – 1961 as Iran Air
  • IATA code/ICAO code: IR / IRA
  • CEO: Alireza Barkhour
  • Address: Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, 13185-775, Iran
  • Contact number: +98 21 4662 4420
  • Website:
  • Hub: Teheran (IKA & THR)
  • Focus cities: Isfahan, Mashad, Shiraz
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: Skygift
  • Fleet:

    28 aircraft

    • 2 Airbus A330-200 / 238 seats (32 Business, 206 Economy)
    • 4 Airbus A300-600R / 261 seats (22 Business, 239 Economy)
    • 1 Airbus A321-200 / 194 seats (12 Business, 182 Economy)
    • 5 Airbus A320-200 / 150 seats (12 Business, 138 Economy)
    • 3 Airbus A319-100 / 132 seats (12 Business, 120 Economy)
    • 13 ATR 72-600 / 68 seats
  • Type of carrier: Full-service
  • Skytrax* rating: Not rated
  • * SKYTRAX ( is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    Free baggage allowance is 40 kg in Business, 30kg in Economy

  • Pre-selection of seat:


  • Priority check-in:

    Business passengers

  • Fast track at security:

    No info available

  • Access to lounge:

    Business passengers

  • Priority boarding:

    Business passengers

  • Seat pitch:
    • 60 inches (152 cm) in Business, 31 inches (79cm) in Economy on the A330-200;
    • 38 inches (96cm) in Business, 31 inches (79cm) in Economy on the A321-200
  • Seat width:
    • 21 inches (53cm) in Business, 18 inches (46cm) in Economy on the A330-200 and A321-200
  • USB port and power socket:

    Available at all seats in all classes on the A330-200

  • Lie-flat seat:

    In Business on the A330-200

  • Vanity kit:


  • IFE screen width:

    Individual screens are available in all classes on the A330-200 and A321-200 but no info is available regarding their size

  • Wi-fi:


  • Inflight magazine:


  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary in all classes on all flights

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: No
  • Pets:

    No info available

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