Cutting the ribbon for Mahan Air’s new route to the Turkish capital from Tehran were, among others, Hossein Hosseini, Mahan Air’s Director of Marketing and Route Planning, and Nuray Demirer, TAV Esenboğa General Manager.
- Iranian carrier Mahan Air has celebrated the launch of scheduled fights between its base at Tehran (IKA), the Iranian capital, and Ankara (ESB), the capital of Turkey. The airline already serves Istanbul in Turkey from both Tehran and Isfahan. The passengers on the first flight were part of a high level delegation consisting of top travel trade members from Iran as well as senior airline executives. They were greeted at Ankara’s Esenboga International Airport by a traditional water cannon welcome salute followed by official ceremonies, which included cutting a special cake and ribbon-cutting and speeches by Ankara airport and Mahan Air management. Welcoming remarks were provided by Nuray Demirer, General Director of the Airport. Addressing the gathering on arrival, Hossein Hosseini, the airline’s Director of Marketing and Route Planning, thanked the airport for their support in making the Mahan Air flight to Ankara a reality. He said Mahan was committed to developing its business and reaching out to the travelling public with flights and frequencies to give passengers greater choice. The expansion, he stressed, was part of the airline’s ongoing growth strategy – a long-term commitment to develop its route infrastructure and fleet. The flights are being performed by 200-seat A310s with a two class configuration.