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Name: KISH AIR
7JetSet7 Code: IRK
Status: Operational
Region: MIDDLE EAST
City: TEHRAN
Country: IRAN
Employees 440
Web: kishairline.com
Email: info@kishairline.com
Telephone: +98 21 4466 5222
Fax: +98 21 4466 5221
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
IRK-2005-02-MD-80 FLEET
IRK-2005-05-MD-82

Established and started operations in 1989. Scheduled & charter, regional & international, passenger, jet airplane services.

Address:
PO Box 19395-4639
No 21 Ekbatan Main Boulevard
13938 Tehran, Iran

IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1502, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 1,648,000 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 73 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS TEHRAN, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS FARSI.

MARCH 2002: THE IRANIAN NATIONAL AVIATION ORGANIZATION (INAO) PLANS TO MERGE KISH AIR (IRK) AND MAHAN AIR (MHN) WITH IRAN AIR (IRN).

November 2002: The Government is considering merging Iran Air (IRN), Iran Air Tours (IRB), and Iran Aseman Airlines (IRC). Also, possibly, Aria Air, Caspian Airlines (CPN), Kish Air (IRK), Mahan Air (MHN), and Qeshm Air (QES), plus a number of regional operators.

December 2004: 2 + 4 orders MD-83's (49844; 49930), Bulgarian Air Charter (BUC) wet-leased.

March 2005: 440 employees.

Tehran to Copenhagen & Stockholm. Esfahan to destinations in Syria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

2 orders A310-300's, ex-Air France (AFA).

December 2005: MD-82 (49218, LZ-LDD), Bulgarian Air Charter (BUC) wet-leased.

February 2006: 2 F 50's (20220, PH-RRF; 20283, PH-MXF), deliveries.

May 2006: Kish Air (IRK) operates on international, charter, jet airplane routes and as a scheduled carrier.

303 employees (including 87 Fight Crew (FC); 37 Cain Attendants (CA); & 30 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Abadan; Bandar Abbas; Isfahan; Kish Island; Mashad; Shiraz; & Tehran.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Bahrain; Copenhagen; Dubai; & Muscat.

June 2006: INCDT: Investigators in the Middle East have yet to ascertain how an Iranian Tupolev Tu-154M (838, /90 EP-LBR) came to land on a closed runway at Dubai International airport, suffering damage apparently from impact with construction-related debris. Kish Air (IRK) flight Y9 7106 was arriving from the Iranian city of Tabriz on 25 June, but landed on Dubai’s runway 30L/12R, which had been closed during work to expand the airport. The work includes staggering Dubai’s parallel runway system. The 16-year-old Tu-154 (838, EP-LBR), and one of a pair in the Kish Air (IRK) fleet, sustained damage to its landing gear (undercarriage). The airport’s firefighting service attended the scene to deal with a suspected fuel leak. None of the 70 passengers and 12 crew was injured. The department of civil aviation, which manages the airport, says that the incident did not affect operations on the airport’s active runway 30R/12L. While the precise circumstances of the incident have not been determined, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Department of Civil Aviation claims that “human error” was responsible. The Tu-154 is to be examined by the (UAE)’s General Civil Aviation Authority, which is conducting the inquiry.

December 2006: 440 employees.

April 2008: Kish Air (IRK) operates international routes to Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Istanbul, together with a domestic network linking 15 major points in Iran.

Employees = 440.

(IATA) Code: Y9 - 780. (ICAO) Code: IRK (Callsign - KISHAIR).

Parent organization/shareholders: Kish Free Zone Organization (79%); Kish Investment & Development (11%)); & Kish Development & Servicing (10%).

Main Base: Tehran Mehrabad Airport (THR).

August 2009: MD-83 (49569, UR-BXN), ex-Bulgarian Air Charter (BUC), ex-(LZ-LDV), Bukovnya leased.

January 2013: Kish Air ((IATA) Code: Y9; based at Tehran Mehrabad International (THR) airport) (IRK) has taken delivery of three ex-Brit Air ((IATA) Code: DB, based at Morlaix Ploujean airport (MXN)) Fokker F 100s registered (11330, EP-LCQ; 11492, EP-LCR; 11495, EP-LCP; 11492), flown to Kish (KIH) from Kiev Borispol (KBP) airport that were originally expected to be delivered to Georgian charter operator Air Batumi ((ICAO) Code: BTM, based at Batumi airport (BUS)). Kish Air (IKR) had previously leased two Fokker F 100 from Iran Air (IRN) and Iran Aseman Airlines (IRB) between 2007 and 2010. Four additional ex-KLM cityhopper (AUK) Fokker 100s are currently expected to be delivered to Air Batumi from Kiev.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
IRK-F 50 - 2011-12
IRK-MD-82

April 2016:

1 MD-82 (JT8D-219) (1181-49277, /85 LZ-LDR), (BUC) WET-LSD 2005-05. 164Y.

1 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (1230-49279, /85 UR-CDI), EX-CASPIAN AIRLINES (CPN), (KHO) LSD. (WRC) WET-LSD 2008-12. 165Y.

0 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (1274-49218, /86 LZ-LDD), (BUC) WET-LSD 2005-12. RTND. 164Y.

1 MD-82 (JT8D-219) (1405-49569, /87 LZ-LDV), LST (IRK) 2009-08. 164Y.

1 MD-82 (JT8D-219) (53226, EK-82226), EX-(LZ-LDI), ARARAT INTERNATIONAL (RRN) LSD 2010-10. 164Y.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1405-49569, /87 UR-BXN), EX-(BUC), EX-(LZ-LDV), BUKOVNYA LSD 2009-08. 164Y.

2 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1468-49572, /88 LX-LDA; 1579-49844, /89 LZ-LDX; 1720-49930, /90 LZ-LDZ), (BUC) WET-LSD 2004-12. WHITE FUSELAGE COLORS. 49930; RTND. 164Y.

2 ORDERS A310-304 (CF6-80C2A2). 14C, 168Y.

6 FOKKER F 50 (PW125B) (20158, /89 EP-LBV; 20220, EP- 2/06; 20236, /92 EP-LCG; 20263, /93 EP-LCF - - SEE PHOTO - - "IRK-F 50 - 2011-12;" 20265, /93 EP-LCE; 20274, /93 EP-LCB; 20275, /93 EP-LCC; 20283, EP- 2006-02), 20274 WFU IN STORAGE 2005-02. 50Y.

1 FOKKER F 100.

3 FOKKER F 100 (11330, EP-LCQ; 11492, EP-LCR; 11495, EP-LCP; 11492), EX-BRIT AIR 2012-12.

2 ORDERS AN-140.

2 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (838, /90 EP-LBR, DAMAGED IN INCDT JUNE 2006; 901, /91, EP-LBS), 164Y.

Management:
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CAPTAIN YADULLA KHALILI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

SAEID ESMAEILPOUR ZANJANI, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE & SUPPLY.

NASSER REZVANI, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR COMMERCIAL.

JAHANGIR BALESHZAR, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) & DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATION & FINANCIAL.

GHOLAM HOSSEIN HASHEM POUR, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO) & DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR OPERATIONS.

 
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