ATA Airlines (Iran)

ATA Airlines (Persian: هواپیمایی آتا‎) is an Iranian airline based in Tabriz International Airport. It operates scheduled domestic and international services in the Middle East, as well as charter services including Europe.

ATA Airlines
Ata Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
I3 TBZ ATALAR
Founded17 December 2008
Commenced operations2010
Focus cities
Fleet size14
Destinations20
HeadquartersTabriz, Iran
Websitewww.ataair.ir

HistoryEdit

The airline was established on 17 December 2008 and started scheduled operations in 2010 with services on domestic routes. Its first flight was performed on 31 December 2009 from Tabriz to Mashhad.

The airline's name translates to 'father' in Turkish and Azeri languages. Although the company has the same logo as American Trans Air, it bears no relationship to that firm.

DestinationsEdit

 
An ATA Airlines A320-200 landing at Tabriz International Airport
 
An ATA Airlines A320-200 landing at Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Iran
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Turkey

FleetEdit

Current fleetEdit

As of August 2019 the ATA Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[2]

ATA Airlines fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 3 168
Boeing 737-300 1 138
Boeing 737-500[3] 1 129
Embraer ERJ 145ER 3[4] 50
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 8 161
Total 16

Former fleetEdit

The airline previously operated the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[5]

  • 1 further Airbus A320
  • 1 further Boeing 737-300

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.iqna.ir/2016/10/21/Star-flights-Arak-Airport-to-Baghdad/[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 16.
  3. ^ "Iran's ATA Airlines acquires a maiden B737-500". ch-aviation.
  4. ^ Aerospacetalk. "Aerospacetalk on Twitter: "When you are trying to transfer an aircraft undercover but forget we're living in the 21th century! F-HFKG ferried to Tabriz (TBZ) from LFLC via Varna. @ata_airlines has now 3 E-145's in TBZ. Our member spotted all of them together, today. F-HFTZ, F-HELA, and F-HFKG.‌ https://t.co/rZlpvNGXuf"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2019-01-23. External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 17.

External linksEdit

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