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Air France to restore two long-range routes next summer

Air France Boeing 777-228 ER F-GSPY (msn 32305) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 907499.

Air France (Paris) will be enhancing its flight schedule for summer 2016 with two additional routes. Starting in June 2016, Air France will begin service from New York (JFK) to Paris-Orly, in addition to the four daily frequencies to Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Beginning in April 2016, Air France will operate three weekly flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport.

The daily New York-JFK to Paris-Orly service will be operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft, equipped with 309 seats – 35 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 250 in Economy.

This route is part of the transatlantic joint venture with Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) and offers customers the possibility of arriving at Paris’ second busiest airport. It also enables passengers to easily connect with Air France’s domestic network on arrival at Paris-Orly.

Flight schedule (in local time)

AF37: Leaves New York-JFK at 18:05, arrives at Paris-Orly at 7:05 the following day;
AF32: Leaves Paris-Orly at 11:00, arrives at New York-JFK at 13:10.

Air France is supporting the resumption of commercial exchange with Iran and will serve Tehran from Paris-Charles de Gaulle three times a week (on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) starting in April 2016.

Flight schedule (in local time)

AF738: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:30, arrives in Tehran at 18:40;
AF755: Leaves Tehran at 7:15, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:55.

Background of the New York – Paris Route

The route was launched on July 1, 1946, by Douglas DC-4. The flight lasted 23 hours 45 minutes and carried 33 passengers on board.

In 1960, Air France served New York from Paris-Orly by Boeing 707 in 8 hours 15 minutes.

In 1970, JFK airport welcomed Air France’s Boeing 747-100, then the Concorde (1977), a romance that lasted more than 25 years. In 2009, New York was the first to welcome the Airbus A380.

Background of the Paris – Tehran Route

On April 29, 1946, Air France launched a scheduled route Paris – Marseille – Tunis – Benghazi – Cairo – Beirut – Baghdad – Tehran, with a flight every two weeks.

The nonstop Paris-Tehran route was suspended in October 2008.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. The restored Paris (Orly) – New York (JFK) route will be operated with Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft including the pictured 777-228 ER F-GSPY (msn 32305) arriving at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Mahan Air becomes a new Airbus A340-600 operator, adds six new destinations

Mahan Air (Tehran) has become a new Airbus A340-600 operator. The pictured ex HiFly Airbus A340-642 EP-MMH (msn 391) ferried to Tehran on May 8, 2015 and is now in service. The airline is planning to add seven stretched Airbus A340s according to ch-aviation. The date of introduction is unknown.

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The carrier has recently been expanding its international network. The carrier has recently added Bahrain (May 14), Moscow (Vnukovo) (May 28), St. Petersburg (Pulkovo) (June 4), Athens (June 14), Milan (Malpensa) (June 17) and Sochi (June 23), all from Tehran (Khomeini).

Copyright Photo: Rob Finlayson/AirlinersGallery.com. EP-MMH visits Athens, one of the new destinations.

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Mahan Air starts operating to Munich

Mahan Air (Tehran) on March 11 started operating twice-weekly flights on the Tehran-Munich route. Munich is the second destination in Germany after Düsseldorf (above). Mahan Air’s Munich flights are operating on Sundays and Wednesdays with Airbus A310s.

Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil/AirlinersGallery.com. Mahan Air Airbus A310-304 F-OJHH (msn 586) taxies at Dusseldorf (DUS).

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Germania launches two routes to Tehran, Iran

Germania Fluggssellschaft (Berlin) on Friday night (February 20), launched a new route from Düsseldorf to Tehran. Yesterday (February 22), the airline launched its first flight from Berlin (Schönefeld) in the capital city of Iran.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Ex-Airberlin Boeing 737-76J D-ABLB (msn 36115) lands at EuroAirport near Basel.

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Germania announces details for its three new routes to Iran

Germania Fluggesellschaft (Berlin) will start the twice-weekly Dusseldorf – Tehran route on February 20, 2015. In addition, the carrier will launch the twice-weekly Berlin (Schoenefeld) – Tehran route on February 22, 2015. Finally the German airline will commence the weekly Hamburg – Mashad route on February 25, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-75B D-AGEN (msn 28100) taxies at Palma de Mallorca.

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IranAir to retire its last Boeing 747SP on November 23

IranAir (Tehran) is the last passenger airline operator of the Boeing 747SP in the world. The flag carrier will offer a final farewell flight over Tehran on November 23. The Jumbo is currently operating between Tehran (Imam Khomeini International Airport) and Kuala Lumpur.

45 Boeing 747SPs (Special Performance) were built between 1974 and 1989 by Boeing. The “Stubby Jumbo” specialized in long, usually thin, routes in the early years.

In other news, IranAir will resume weekly Tehran-Moscow (Sheremetyevo) service on September 23 with Airbus A320s per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747SP-86 EP-IAC (msn 21093) will operate the last flight. EP-IAC is pictured in the original 1962 markings arriving at Paris (Orly). EP-IAC was delivered new to IranAir on May 27, 1977.

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Sepahan Airlines Iranian-built An-140-100 crashes near Tehran, 48 killed

Sepahan Airlines (Tehran) Hesa IrAn-140-100 registered EP-GPA (msn 9005) (above) has crashed today (August 10) while departing from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport with 42 passengers and six crew members. The airliner was on a flight to Tabas, Iran. The jetliner crashed into a residential area. All 48 people on board have perished according to the BBC.

According to Wikipedia, the Iranian-built IrAn-140 is a license-built version of the Antonov An-140, assembled by HESA in Shahin Shahr, Iran from complete kits supplied by Antonov.

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Flyvista launches operations from Tbilisi, Georgia to Tehran, Iran

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Flyvista (Tbilisi) started scheduled passenger operations on August 4 with the pictured Boeing 737-33R 4L-AJC (msn 28873). The first route was twice-weekly service from Tbilisi, Georgia to Tehran, Iran.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Flyvista. Flyvista celebrated its official launch together with TAV Georgia.

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Flydubai to fly to Tehran and Mashhad in Iran

Flydubai (Dubai) today announced the launch of flights to Tehran and Mashhad, the carrier’s first two destinations in Iran.

Flights to Tehran will begin on August 11 and Mashhad on August 10. Flydubai will serve Iran with four flights a week, providing passengers with greater convenience when travelling between the United Arab Emirates and Iran. The carrier will be looking at expanding its network in the market as it continues to strengthen the trade and travel links from Dubai to the region.

The carrier, which took delivery of three new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s in July (one is pictured above), has grown its fleet to 39 aircraft with more than 100 new Boeing aircraft on order.

Flydubai commenced its new services to Kandahar in July and Aden at the beginning of August. The airline is also set to commence flights to Moscow and Kazakhstan in September, Mumbai in October and to Sarajevo and Zagreb in December.

Top Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured Boeing 737-8KN A6-FEM 9msn 40264) was handed over to the carrier on July 14, 2014.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Flydubai. According to the carrier, “Orange represents the warmth of the climate and the people and blue represents the sparkling clear sea and endless blue skies. The free flowing bands on the tail are reflective of the ever-changing coastline of Dubai”.

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Austrian Airlines to return to Tehran on March 11

Austrian Airlines (Vienna) will relaunch its services to the Iranian capital, Tehran, from March 11, 2014 onwards, depending on the final regulatory approval. The flights will be operated five times a week for the duration of the company’s summer schedule, using an Airbus A320 or A319 operating with the flight numbers of OS 871/2. The service will be bookable from January 15, 2014 onwards. Austrian served the capital of Iran since 1984.

Austrian Airlines dropped all flights to Tehran from its schedule in January 2013 for commercial reasons.

The following flight times will apply from 11 March 2014 onwards (local time):
OS871 Vienna – Tehran 20.10 – 03.00 +1

OS872 Tehran – Vienna 03.55 – 06.00

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 OE-LBX (msn 1735), now operated by Tyroelan Airways (with small titles), prepares to land in Zurich in the Star Alliance motif.

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