Iran Air is the national carrier of Iran, based in the capital Tehran at Imam Khomeini International Airport, and Mehrabad Airport on domestic routes. The airline was founded in 1946 and expanded considerably throughout the next two decades. In the mid-1970’s Iran Air flights to European destinations really ‘took off’ when the airline was flying more than 30 flights per week to London alone. It now covers nearly 40 destinations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Far East and throughout Europe.
Iran Air flights from the UK depart from London Heathrow Terminal 3, flying to the airline’s home hub in Tehran, as well as several other Iranian destinations including Isfahan, Mashad and Tabriz. The typical duration of an Iran Air flight from London to Tehran is six hours. The airline operates with a fleet of around 60 aircraft and has codeshare agreements with Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines and Conviasa from Venezuela.
The check-in for Iran Air flights from London Heathrow closes 60 minutes prior to departure, but the Iran Air information advises that passengers arrive much earlier to avoid disappointment.
Passengers on cheap flights from Iran Air may take one piece of carry-on luggage weighing no more than 5kg, and no larger than 105cm total dimensions. Other small items such as a camera or a jacket can be carried separately. Hold luggage restrictions are 30kg for Economy Class and 40kg for Homa Class (Business).
The seat pitch for Economy Class passengers on Iran Air flights is 31 inches, while Business Class passengers enjoy a 49 inch seat pitch.
Frequent Flyer Programme
The Iran Air frequent flyer programme SkyGift was established in 2004. It entitles regular passengers on cheap flights from Iran Air to earn miles and other rewards such as upgrades.
Iran Air information has announced recently that throughout the summer months between June and October the airline will operate a direct flight from London to Shiraz, while continuing its London to Tehran service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.