Iran is a big country and if you want to make the most of your trip there it might be advisable to hop on a plane to avoid long car or bus travels. If it’s your first time in the country, you might be surprised that you can book online Iran domestic flights ahead of your trip with your credit card. Airfares are quite low, at least as compared to Western standards, so you’ll find flying from one part of the country to another quite convenient. The main Iranian domestic airlines offer flights between 59 cities and airports in the country, with the most popular cities being Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz, Isfahan, Kish Island, Tabriz and Yazd.
You can book Iran domestic flight with your credit or debit card through some Iranian online travel agency like Exotigo. Let’s have a look at the most reliable Iranian domestic flights airlines
Iran Air (iranair.com)
The country’s flagship airline offers both national and international flights. Established in 1944 under the name of Iranian Airways Company, this carrier operates passenger and cargo services from its key hubs at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport and Tehran Mehrabad Airport. Iran Air offers an extensive domestic network, as well as access to international destinations across The Middle East, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, the company is planning to expand and rejuvenate its fleet with new planes from both Airbus and Boeing.
Qeshm Air (Qeshm-air.com)
In 1990, Qeshm Airlines started its activity by renting an aircraft called Faraz Qeshm Airlines. After seven years in 1379, this airline was able to own seven aircraft. In 2009, the company was transferred to Qeshm Sorento Development Holding, which was renamed Qeshm Airlines, and continued to operate with an increase in its air fleet as well as the start of experienced and young employees. Finally, in 2014, the company was officially handed over to the Ministry of Oil of the Islamic Republic.
Qeshm Air to 27 international destinations including Dubai, Najaf, Baghdad, Istanbul, Izmir, Denizli, Tbilisi, Batumi, Baku, Jeddah, Konya, Brussels, Hamburg, Yerevan, Varna, Belgrade, St. Petersburg and 27 domestic destinations including Tehran, Mahshahr, Bushehr, Tabriz, Khoy, Zabol, Abadan, Ahvaz, Isfahan, Urmia, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Chabahar, Rasht, Shiraz, Qeshm, Kermanshah, Kish, Gorgan, Mashhad, Yazd, Sanandaj, Birjand, Kerman, Jask, Lar, Assaluyeh and Zahedan are flying.
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Iran Aseman (iaa.ir)
Launched in 1980, this is the third-largest Iranian airline headquartered in the capital,Tehran. Unlike Iran Air, which is a state company, Iran Aseman is a private company. The carrier operates both domestic passenger services and regional international services. Its fleet consists of several Airbus aircrafts, as well as some Boeing 737.
If you need a flight to a destination not covered by the airlines mentioned above, try other airlines such as:
- Iran Airtours (www.iranairtour.ir)
- ATA (www.ataair.ir)
- Meraj Airlines (meraj.aero)
- Taban Air (www.taban.aero)
- Caspian Airlines (www.caspian.aero)
All have reasonable fares and can carry you to some remote destination. If you don’t know which to choose, speak to an Iranian travel agent or, failing that, ask the clerks at your hotel about an airline they recommend. Worth mentioning that Iran local flight tickets have two categories. first is scheduled (System) tickets and second is chartered tickets. usually chartered tickets are cheaper and non-refundable.
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