Flying With Iran Air

Iran Air is an Iranian airline which first began operations in 1944 as Iranian Airways before being rebranded to Iran Air when it merged with Pars Airways in 1962. It offers domestic flights within Iran, as well as international flights between Iran and various European, Asian and Scandinavian destinations, including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Beijing, Mumbai, Moscow, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Istanbul, Rome, Geneva, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Milan, Vienna, Hamburg, Cologne, Copenhagen, and Frankfurt. It also offers several flights from Iran to the Middle East including to Beirut, Baghdad, Bahrain, and Jeddah. Iran Air was the first airline in the world to order and operate Boeing 747SP.

Why Fly With Iran Air?

Ways To Check-In

• Passengers must check in at their departure airport in person. Head to the designated Iran Air check-in counters, where the staff will complete your check-in, issue your boarding passes and check-in your baggage.

• Passengers should check in at least 3 hours in advance of the departure time for international flights and 1.5 hours in advance for domestic flights.

• Check in counters close 20 minutes before the domestic departures and 30 minutes before international departures.

Payment Methods

Purchase of international Iran Air tickets can be made through Iran Air’s international sales office or authorized travel agencies. Because of the sanction on Iranian banks, not all offices or agents accept credit card transactions hence it is advisable to check with your local sales office and travel agent for the accepted modes of payment. Alternatively, you can consider booking your air tickets online via the UK website, which accepts credit card payment by Visa and MasterCard.

Baggage Allowances & Fees

• For Iran Air international flights, 30kg of check-in baggage is allowed for Economy class passengers, and Economy class passengers are also allowed 5kg of carry on luggage. Homa class passengers may bring 40kg of checked baggage, and up to 7kg of carry on luggage.

• In addition to the free baggage allowance, passengers are also allowed to take certain items with them on board, such as a fully collapsible wheelchair, a pair of crutches, a baby bassinet, baby food, a camera or pair of binoculars, reading materials, a handbag or briefcase, umbrella, walking stick, laptop, or a coat.


Passengers in Homa class have seats with more leg room, so consider upgrading your flight to Homa class to enjoy the extra space, as well as other added services offered.

In-Flight Service

• A wide range of special diets are catered for on Iran Air international flights, including diabetic, low cholesterol, low salt, Hindu food, vegetarian, and pescetarian. If you have any dietary requirements, you can order special meals when you make your reservation or simply call their office to send in your request.

• Iran Air does not serve alcoholic beverages on any flights.

• Unaccompanied children aged between 5-12 years may travel with no companion on all Iran Air routes, however, a parent or guardian must accompany the child as far as the Iran Air check-in counter. The child will be handed over to the person meeting them at the destination airport.

• In terms of in-flight entertainment, aircrafts are equipped with audio-visual capabilities and movies are screened to keep you entertained. You can also listen to music using your headphones, and the airline also offers an inflight magazine.

On-Time Performance

Historically, Iran Air has rather poor average on-time performance, with less than 50% of flights departing within 15-minutes of their scheduled departure time. More information about on-time performance of Iran Air and other airlines can be found at FlightStats.

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