Iran's first flag carrier was founded by a group of businessmen in 1946 under the name of Iranian Airways. Its services were provided to domestic and regional passengers along with cargo services and a weekly cargo service to Europe. A private airline Persian Air Services (PAS) was founded in 1954 to operate cargo services. On 24th February 1962, Iranian Airways and PAS were merged and created Iran National Airlines Corporation, known as Iran Air. The new airline was a public sector project, which united the assets and liabilities of two airlines.
At present, Iran Air is the flag carrier airline of Iran, serving across 80 destinations of the world. The airline's freight fleet, run by subsidiary Iran Air Cargo, operates to 20 scheduled and 5 charter destinations. The airline is headquartered on the grounds of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. Its main bases are the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport and Tehran Mehrabad Airport for international and domestic flights respectively. IranAir is known for its best ground handling services and best of facilities.
Iran Air Top Flight RoutssIran Air serves to about 80 destinations across the world, including 46 international destinations. Top flight Routss covered by Iran Air are Tehran to Istanbul, Istanbul to Tehran, and Istanbul to Vienna where it operates 38, 36, and 35 flights respectively in a week. It serves to several important cities of various countries, including Delhi in India, Bangkok in Thailand, Budapest in Hungary, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah in United Arab Emirates, Stockholm in Sweden, Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Cologne, Frankfurt & Hamburg in Germany, Doha in Qatar, Geneva in Switzerland, Istanbul in Turkey, London in UK, Madrid in Spain and a lot more destinations. Some other prominent cities covered by Iran Air are Singapore, Vienna, Seoul, Nairobi, Paris, Beijing, New York, Muscat and several others.
Free baggage allowance for Iran Air International flights is limited to 30 kg in Economy Class and 40 kg in Homa Class. For infants, 10 kg of weight limit is allowed in all the classes. For some countries, baggage allowance is limited to 23 kg. One hand baggage of 7 kg for international flights and 5 kg for domestic flights are also allowed.