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Iran Air is the national carrier of Iran and has been the pride of the nation since it was first established in 1946. Now 100% owned by the Iranian Government, the airline was and remains the main Iranian owned international carrier bring passengers into Tehran's modern Imam Khomeini International Airport.

The airline, which is based in the capital city, Tehran has operating bases at both of Tehran's busy airports. Iran Air's International flights depart from the newer of the two airports, the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport whilst domestic services use the older Mehrabad Airport. which is also the home of the Headquarters building of IranAir.

Unfortunately, Alternative Airlines is not able to ticket Iran Air. Please see below for airlines that fly similar routes. 

Please be aware: we don’t accept payments through Stripe or Klarna on flights departing from and/or arriving at destinations within Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria or the Crimea Region.

Baggage Policy

Iran Air has a different baggage policy for carry and checked baggage policy, as well as the cabin class you've purchased.

Carry-on Baggage

Customers are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 5kg and not exceeding 50cm x 30cm x 20cm dimensions.

Checked Baggage

The Iran Air checked baggage allowance is 30kg for adults in Economy Class and 40kg for adults in Homa Class.

Cabin Classes

Iran Air officially has 2 cabin classes — Economy and Business Class.

Economy Class

The Economy Class cabin offers a great-value service. Food and drink is served but depends on the flight route.


On short-haul flights, Economy class seats are set out in a 3 x 3 or 2 x 2 formation. On average, seat pitch is 31" and the seat width is 18". On select flights, seats have a built-in seatback screen, which can be used for in-flight entertainment, subject to availability. 

On long-haul flights, seats are usually set out in a 2 x 4 x 2 or 3 x 4 x 3 formation.

Business Class

Business Class is Iran Air's most premium cabin class, with a dedicated Business Class service. Passengers are treated to complimentary food and drink on all Business Class flights. Each seat has


On short-haul flights, Business Class seats are set out in a 2 x 2 configuration. Each seat has a built-in touch screen monitor with a USB power port. Seat pitch is 38" and seat width is 21".

On long-haul flights, Business Class seats are set out in a 1 x 2 x 1 or 2 x 2 x 2 ;formation. Depending on the aircraft flown on, seats may have touch control, an in-flight entertainment system and international power and USB sockets


Checking in for an Iran Air flight can only be done via the airport. Online check-in is not available.

Online Check-in

Online check-in isn't available on Iran Air flights.

Airport Check-in

Passengers must check-in at the airport of departure for their flight. Iran Air recommends that passengers arrive three hours prior to the departure time on international flights and 90 minutes before the flight departure time on domestic flights.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Iran Air's Frequent Flyer Club is called SkyGift.


SkyGift is Iran Air's frequent flyer program that rewards passengers that regularly fly on Iran Air. The airline allows passengers to collect points every time they fly on the airline and use those points to gain advantages such as booking flights on Iran Air and its interline airline partners, airport lounge access, free baggage, priority baggage and seat confirmation.

Airline Alliance

Iran Air isn't a member of an airline alliance at this time.

Buy Iran Air Flights in English

Flying to Iran? Find your Iran Air flights in English with Alternative Airlines. We offer our customers a safe and secure booking service in English when booking their Iran Air flight. We also have an excellent English speaking customer service team to help you with anything you need to know about your Iran Air booking.

In-Flight Entertainment

In-flight entertainment is available on select flights and includes a range of movies, television shows and music.

There's no WIFI network on Iran Air flights.

Food & Drink

Hot food, snacks and drinks are offered to passengers on all flights over one hour.

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Destinations that Iran Air flies to

Iran Air operates an extensive flight network both domestically and internationally. See the table below for Iran Air's destinations:

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Hub Airport

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport

One of Iran Air's airport hubs is Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. It is located 30km away from the city and serves around 8 million passengers per year. Some of the airlines that operate out of the airport include Alitalia, China Southern Airlines, Karun Airlines, Wings of Lebanon, Mahan Air and Turkish Airlines. 


Iran Air's current fleet includes Airbus A300B2-200, Airbus A300B4-200, Airbus A310-300, Airbus A310-300, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A330-200, ATR 72-600 and Fokker 100 aircraft.

Iran Air leases a number of its aircraft from the Ukranian charter airline, Bukovyna Airlines.