About Us


Corporate Mission Statement

  1. ​to provide Safe, Efficient and Profitable air transportation to carry passenger and cargo
  2. to Deliver Quality Services through teams of highly trained professionals with international standards

Our History

1992

Mahan Air was established as the first Iranian private Airline

1993

Mahan Air takes off on its median voyage and begins domestic service between Tehran and Kerman. Number of employees increased to nearly 100.

1996

Mahan Air carries it s one million passenger

1997

All cargo operations begins using two IL-76`s.

1998

Dubai becomes triple daily and Scheduled flights to Birmingham are commenced. Scheduled flights between Tehran and Dubai are commenced. Dubai later becomes the airline’s most important international destination.

1999

First A300 for Mahan Air joins the fleet.

2000

Mahan Air spreads it s wing to Bangkok, Thailand and joins IATA.

2001

Airbus A-310 joins the fleet and enables the airline to offer non-stop service to destinations in the Far East.

2002

Major schedule and route expansion adopted. Dusseldorf, Germany, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Delhi, India are linked to our existing network.

2003

Celebrates its 10th year anniversary and carries its five millionth passengers.

2004

Mahan Air adds Birmingham, England as its second European destination.

2005

The first of four Airbus A-320 joins the fleet and makes Mahan Air the airline with the most advance fleet in Iran.

2006

Mahan air begins service to Lahore and Manchester. Our 10 millionth passengers were carried.

2007

Dubai becomes double daily and Tehran-Bangkok becomes daily.

2008

Mahan Air celebrates 15 years of service. Istanbul scheduled service is introduced as our 24th destination.

2009

Dubai becomes triple daily flights from Tehran and new flights between Mashhad and Bangkok are commenced. Our frequent flyer program Mahan & Miles is launched in April and the staff level in our airline reached 3000. Five Airbus A300-600 joined the fleet to enhance our short and medium range capability.

2010

scheduled flights between Shiraz and Kuala Lumpur are commenced.

Mahan air begins service to Almaty ,Kazakhstan

2011

Mahan Air begins flights between Tehran and shanghai as well as direct flights between Isfahan and Istanbul. The number of passenger carried by the airline reached a record 4.8 million passengers.

2012

Our fleet enlarged to 45. The number of flights to Erbil & Ankara increased. The number of passenger carried by the airline had a 5% growing. Our flight frequency had a 14% increasing.

2013

Mahan air spread its wings to Kuwait from Tehran & Shiraz. Mahan commenced double weekly flight to Guangzhou.

2015

starting flight to Munich- adding 9 aircrafts to Mahan air fleet- scheduling 6 new international routes (Bahrain, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Athens, Milan and Sochi)

People

Mahan Air recognizes the dedication and diligence of our 3300 staff as the key factor in our success. Every effort is made to create an exciting and rewarding working environment for them.

To support our service excellence strategy, Mahan Air has adopted a rigorous quality control process for staff recruitment. All flight attendants must complete an intensive six month training course before serving their first passenger. This is one of the longest and most comprehensive flight attendant training programs of any major airline.

The aim of Mahan Air is training for cabin crews and other front –line staff to provide courteous service reflecting warmth and friendliness as well as safety and professional skills.

In addition to utilizing flight simulators in Europe to train our pilots, the A300B4,A300-600,BAe flight simulator in Mahan Air`s Kerman training center are using to train Mahan Air pilots, as well as pilots from other airlines in the region.