Safety and Security


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Baggage Security

All baggage, cargo and any hand baggage carried on all Mahan Air aircrafts are subject to hundred percent mandatory Screening and Searching by the airport screening authorities through the use of;

    1. X-Ray machine​
    2. Physical and Manual Search/Checks
    3. Use of hand held detectors.

Ports where physical and manual searches are carried out, all baggages, box​es and cargo may be opened for physical inspections. Hundred percent checks are carried out by the airport screening authorities.

Restricted Articles/Items

Items such as knives of any size, metallic objects, spare parts, umbrella, curved objects with sharp edges that have the potential to be used as a weapon in the cabin are not allowed to be carried as carr​y-o​n ​baggage​​. All these items can be carried as check-in b​aggage​​.

Check in/Hold Baggag

Check in or hold baggage should only consist of personal effects such as clothing, shoes, books, etc. Any machinery items such as generators, chainsaws, and sized spare parts should all be consigned as cargo as these will not be accepted as check-in baggage.

Since all Mahan Air flights are non-smoking, matches or gas lighters are not allowed to be carried on the aircraft either as cabin or check in baggage.

No baggage should be left unattended at the airport; neither should any baggage be given to Mahan Air or security staff for safe keeping. All passengers are required to have all their baggage with them at all times, with the exception of checked baggage that is already in Mahan Air care.

Baggage of those passengers who fail to embark a flight will be offloaded from the aircraft before departure.

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (Lags) on Some Mahan Air International Flights

All Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) that are more than 100 ml or more than 3.4 fl oz should not be carried into the cabin or as hand baggage, but could go onboard as checked baggage.

Lags that are less than 100 ml can be carried as cabin baggage provided it is placed in a clear sealable plastic bag.

Intoxicated Passengers

Intoxicated or drunken passengers who display aggressive behavior or are smelling excessively of alcohol will be refused boarding until fully sober.

No third party check in is allowed, all intending passengers must front up to the check in counter in person for check in, unless in very exceptional circumstances.

All transit passengers with their cabin or checked baggage that leaves the aircraft or the sterile areas while the aircraft is in transit will be subject to hundred percent screening or physical search before re-boarding the aircraft.

Firearm and Weapons

It is a mandatory requirement that all firearms or weapons of any sort that is intended for carriage on all Mahan Air aircrafts must be formally declared and should be carried on the aircraft as a separate security item.

Firearms and weapons as well as ammunitions that exceed 5kg will not be allowed as Check in or Hold passenger baggage. It should be taken to cargo terminal for consignment as Hold Stowed Cargo.

Items that are less than 5kg can be carried as passenger hold baggage on the mandatory condition provided that it is declared at the Mahan Air ground handling agent and the proper documentations are raised.

Firearms and/or Ammunition on Mahan Air Flights

Sporting/hunting firearms (caliber less than or equal to 19.1 mm), along with their corresponding ammunitions, may be carried on Mahan Air flights, provided the below conditions are met:

    • Firearms and/or ammunitions are carried as checked baggage only; transport in the cabin is not allowed.​
    • Baggage where the firearms and/or ammunitions are carried should not bear any sticker intended to identify the content ("Explosive" label...).
    • Ammunitions shall be for sporting/hunting firearms of the 1.4S, UN0012 and UN0014 category, and be reloaded industrial or by hand. They are aimed at a private use, apart from the explosive and incendiary ammunitions.
    • Maximum gross weight of the ammunition carried by passenger or by part of check-in baggage is 5 kg.
    • Ammunition must be stored in its original container, or any other proper packaging. Any empty space must be filled with a stuffing material to prevent any displacement.
    • Firearms must be unloaded, and uncocked.
    • They shall be appropriately packed in a suitcase, a holster or a baggage.

Note: Firearms and ammunitions may be carried in the same baggage provided they are separately packed.

(Ammunitions with a caliber higher than 19.1 mm, or not mentioned above or in excess of the 5kg per passenger limit cannot be accepted as checked-in baggage and shall be transported by freight)

To be in line with the countries authorities where Mahan Air operates, passengers wishing to carry firearms and/or ammunitions shall notify the airline during their booking and no later than two business days before departure.

Mahan Air approval only applies to the transport of permitted firearms and/or ammunitions on its operating flights. Passengers willing to transit or enter in a country with firearms and/or ammunitions must ensure that any required approval from the relevant countries administrations is obtained.

Finally, those sporting/hunting devices are included in the baggage allowance, and an additional 5kg allowance is granted on Mahan Air operating flights.

Scuba Diving Equipment

Compressed air bottles must absolutely empty.

Bottles containing pure oxygen are not permitted onboard the aircraft. Only compressed air bottles are allowed.

Scuba diving torch lights are allowed provided batteries or rechargeable batteri​es have been removed, in order to prevent any unexpected electrical circuit.

Syringes for Medical Use

Passengers will be allowed to carry syringes in the cabin provided they hold a medical certificate that authorizes the carriage of syringes and mentions the need for injections during the flight.

Security Advice

    • Your baggage should be packed by yourself.
    • Do not carry on your person or in your checked baggage any item for another person.
    • Always carry your valuables, medication and keys in your carry-on baggage.
    • All knives, sharp objects or cutting and stabbing implements should be packed in checked baggage and not placed in carry-on baggage or on your person.
    • Security measures can include random frisk search after consent is obtained. Passengers can request privacy and must be searched by a screener of the same gender.

Preparing for Your Journey

Passengers are asked to bear in mind the following advice to help make their passage through the airport as efficient and comfortable as possible:

Before you arrive at the airport:

    • Acquire limited quantities of what you may need in the cabin for the duration of the flight.
    • When possible, put liquids in your checked baggage.
    • Prepare your single re-sealable bag containing any liquids in containers of less than 100ml (maximum of 1(one) Litre per passenger) before arriving at the airport.
    • Check any queries you have with your airport or airline before travelling to the airport .
    • To help progress through security screening quicker, passengers are advised not to include items capable of containing liquids (e.g. bottles, flasks, tubes, cans, plastic containers etc.) in their cabin baggage.

At the Security Point

    • Be ready to hand over your re-sealable bag of liquids for screening as you approach the security check point. It will be screened at the same time as your cabin baggage
    • All coats and jackets must be removed ready to be screened and metal items including wallets will be placed in plastic trays and scanned separately.
    • If you are carrying a laptop or any other large electrical item within your cabin baggage then please have it ready for separate screening as you approach the security check.


1)Hand Baggage or​ Cabin Baggage (also commonly referred to as “Carry-on” Baggage):​

  • It refers to accompanied baggage that passengers are allowed to carry onboard an airplane cabin.

2)Check-in Baggage also known as Hold Baggage:

  • Accompanied baggage which handed over by the passenger to the carrier at check-in time (is taken into their custody) and for which a “Baggage Identification Tag” will be issued and attached. This kind of baggage stored in the hold of aircraft which is not available to passengers during the flight and claimed at the destination.

It should be taken into consideration that the above mentioned baggage intended for carriage in the hold of an aircraft and is not allowed to go into passenger cabin.