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    Product Rating 3/7

    Rating Criteria

    • Full meal and nonalcoholic beverage service provided
    • No in flight entertainment
    • Generous seat pitch
    • Baggage allowance unknown but included in ticket price
    • Founded in May 1944 as Iranian Airways Company and operated its first passenger service after World War II
    • Second private airline, Persian Air Services, was formed in 1954
    • Merger of Iranian Airways and Pars Airways in February 1961 to form Iran Air
    • First airline in the world to order and operate Boeing 747SPs
    • In 2010 it was announced that the European Commission would ban all of Iran Air’s Airbus A320, Boeing 727 and Boeing 747 fleet from the EU over safety concerns
    • Flights between Europe and Tehran now stop over for one hour for refueling in Kiev due to EU ban on refueling Iranian aircraft
    • Subsidiary Iran Air Tour commenced service in 1973 to operate scheduled domestic and international services in the Middle East as well as charter services
    • A300-600
    • A310
    • A320
    • 747-200B
    • 747SP
    • Fokker 100
    • MD 82 (operated by Iran Air Tour)
    • Iran Air Tour

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