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Monday, July 23, 2007

UK removes Iran airline's licence

The UK has suspended Iranian airline Mahan Air's operating permit on safety grounds, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said. The DfT said Mahan had been involved in incidents which suggested a poor level of operational control and planning. It also cited poor safety control, including some aircraft operating without collision avoidance systems. Last month the airline increased the regularity of its flights from Tehran to Manchester to five times a week.
Mahan, whose network spans 21 destinations in 10 countries, is based in the Iranian capital.
"We'll work with EU and other partners to help Air Mahan to rectify any deficiencies, but we won't allow them to recommence operations until they have convinced us they can do it safely," the DoT said.

Mahan Air is delighted to announce that effective June 23, 2007 our frequency to / from Manchester will increase to 5 weekly flights. This will enable us to provide convenient connections from Manchester to our Far East, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent destinations with minimum transit time in Tehran airport. The flights are performed via Airbus A310 aircraft in two class configuration.

Mahan Air 's History

Mahan Air has come a long way from its humble origin as a small domestic airline. Our story began when Mahan Air was incorporated in 1992 as the first private airline in Iran. At its operational launch in May 1993, Mahan Air had modest fleet comprising two Tupolove 154 aircraft, a staff of 99 and a route network from Tehran to 2 domestic destinations. It also had great potential and boundless ambitions.After few years of relatively slow growth, Mahan Air real growth was initiated with the addition of Airbus A300 wide-body equipment to the fleet in 1999 and the A310 in 2001.This enabled the airline to reach beyond regional destinations it served at that time.Currently, our route network spans 21 destinations in 10 countries and we have a modern fleet of 11 all Airbus aircraft and have 1400 employees.Mahan Air is a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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