Flights to + in Iran
Air Travel To Iran
The major international airports in Iran are Mehrabad International Airport (Tehran) and Imam Khomeini International Airport (Tehran).
Other international airports are located in Ahvaz, Bandar-e Abbas, Esfahan, Hamadan, Mashhad, Qeshm, Shahr-e Kord, Shiraz and Zahedan. However, chances are you will arrive on a flight to Tehran unless you are flying from the Gulf States.
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Imam Khomeini Airport, Tehran
Direct Flights To Iran
Iran Air, Air France, British Airways, Air India, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, Gulf Air, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Swiss, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot, Iran Aseman, Mahan Air and Caspian Airlines among others operate direct flights to Tehran.
Iran Air (Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran) is the official government-owned carrier and flies to many major destinations in Europe (including London, Madrid, Milan, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Geneva, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Zurich and Vienna), Asia (including Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Karachi and Kabul) and other parts of the Middle East (including Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Lebanon).
Iran Aseman flies to various destinations in the Middle East as well as many major cities within Iran.
Mahan Air has international flights to Delhi, Bangkok, Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dusseldorf, Kabul, Jeddah, Bahrain as well as domestic destinations within Iran.
Caspian Airlines flies domestically to other major cities in Iran including Ahvaz, Mashhad and Tabriz and internationally to Armenia, Dubai, Hungary, Syria (via Tabriz) and the Ukraine.
Kish Air flies mostly to the upmarket resort of Kish Island in the Persian Gulf. Kish Air has flights from Kish to domestic destinations including Tehran, Esfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz and Bandar-e Abbas. Kish Air also has flights from Tehran to Tabriz, Mashhad, Ahvaz and Hamadan as well as international departures for Dubai, Sharjah, Istanbul and Damascus.
Air Travel in Iran
Domestic air travel is a fairly economical alternative to lengthy bus or train travel. Iran Air, Iran Aseman and Caspian Airlines are the major domestic carriers along with Kish Air and Saha Air (which is owned by the Iranian Air Force).
Access to Tehran's Airports
Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) is about 35km south of Tehran. The Tehran metro is planned to connect to the new airport. There are taxis (90 minutes) and buses running in to central Tehran.
Plans to build IKA existed before 1979 but were put on hold after the Islamic revolution. The airport was eventually opened in 2004 and now almost all international flights have been transferred here from the old Mehrabad Airport in central Tehran.
IKA is situated about 35km south of the city on the road to Qom. With no public transport system yet in place, the only way to get there is by private taxi (120,000 Rials, 1hr, Tel.: 021 88738855)
The ageing Mehrabad International Airport is much nearer to central Tehran but is due to be finally replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport in due course.