Meraj Airlines

Meraj Airlines (Persian: هواپیمایی معراج‎) is an Iranian privately owned airline that is based at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport and Imam Khomeini International Airport.[3]

Meraj Airlines
هواپیمایی معراج
Meraj Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
JI [1] MRJ [1] MERAJ[1][2]
Commenced operations2013
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programMRJ
Fleet size6
HeadquartersJenah Expwy, Azadi Square, Tehran, Iran


Meraj Airlines Airbus A320 landing at Mehrabad International Airport, with special Asiatic cheetah livery on its nose in support of a wildlife conservation program for the species (2015)

As of February 2019, Meraj Airlines operates to the following destinations:[4]

Destination map of Meraj Airlines:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Armenia Yerevan Yerevan Airport Seasonal [5]
India Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Seasonal [5]
India Goa Goa International Airport Seasonal [5]
India Jaipur Jaipur International Airport Seasonal [5]
Iran Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas International Airport [6]
Iran Dezful Dezful Airport [4]
Iran Isfahan Isfahan International Airport [4]
Iran Kermanshah Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani Airport [4]
Iran Kish Island Kish International Airport Focus city [4]
Iran Mashhad Mashhad International Airport Focus city [7]
Iran Qeshm Dayrestan International Airport [4]
Iran Shiraz Shiraz International Airport [4]
Iran Tabriz Tabriz International Airport [4]
Iran Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport Hub [4]
Mehrabad International Airport Hub [4]
Iraq Baghdad Baghdad International Airport Seasonal [4]
Iraq Najaf Al Najaf International Airport [4]
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport Terminated [4][8]
Russia Moscow Vnukovo International Airport Seasonal [4]
Russia Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Seasonal [4]
Russia Sochi Sochi International Airport Seasonal [4]
Turkey Isparta Isparta Süleyman Demirel Airport Charter [5]
Turkey Istanbul Atatürk International Airport [5]
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport Terminated [5]
Turkey Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport [5]
Turkey Konya Konya Airport Seasonal


Meraj Airlines Airbus A300-600 painted in Asiatic cheetah livery in Moscow

Current fleetEdit

As of August 2019, the Meraj Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[9]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F J E Y Total
Airbus A300-600R 2 18 244 262 One painted in a special Asiatic cheetah color scheme
Airbus A319-100 2

Airbus A320-200 2 12 6 128 146 One painted with Asiatic cheetah livery on nose.
12 156 168
Total 6

Former fleetEdit

The airline previously operated the following aircraft (at August 2017):[10]

Special liveryEdit

In 2015, Meraj Airlines painted the nose of an Airbus A320 and the fuselage of An Airbus A300 with images of an Asiatic cheetah in collaboration with the Iranian Cheetah Society to raise awareness of the endangered cat.[11]

In 2018, they painted the body of their Airbus A300-600R with an Asiatic cheetah, for the same reason.



First ClassEdit

Introduced in 2015, sleeper seating is available on 2-class Airbus A300-600 aircraft. Each seat has massage function; a partition; a winged headrest with six-way movement; two individual reading lights and an overhead light; in-seat power supply, USB ports and an RCA socket for laptop connection; and entertainment facilities. Each seat converts to a 2-metre (6 ft 7 in) bed. Arriving passengers have the option of using Meraj's First Class arrival facilities, as well as the new Welcome Lounge at Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Business ClassEdit

The original Business Class features angled lie flat seats with 150 degrees of recline. Passengers are also offered the use of Meraj's airport lounge facilities.[12]

Premium EconomyEdit

Introduced on Airbus A320s, Meraj's Premium Economy is being rolled out on all short-haul aircraft. It offers Economy + seating with more space, comfort and better services.[13]

Economy classEdit

Passengers receive meals, as well as free drinks.[14]

Entertainment systemEdit

Meraj airline passengers can use the main screen entertainment fitted in the cabin to watch a variety of different programs including comedy clips, documentaries and sporting events.[15]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-01-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Meraj Airlines". Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "درباره معراج". Archived from the original on 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "IKIA" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  6. ^ "فرودگاه بین‌المللی بندرعباس". Archived from the original on 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  7. ^ "فرودگاه بین‌المللی مشهد". Archived from the original on 2010-09-20. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  8. ^ "KIA" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 17.
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 17.
  11. ^ "The flight of the Iranian cheetah! | Iranian Cheetah Society".
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-08-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2015-08-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-08-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-08-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Meraj Air at Wikimedia Commons